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Posted by  Jim Lewandowski on December 31, 2002 at 10:59:46:

I would be greatful if someone with a structural engineering background could answer structural questions regarding the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/2451/pyramid/khufu.htm (see figure 6)

http://www.hitchins.co.uk/Relieving.html

http://www.mars.sphere.ne.jp/p-inpaku/Pyramid/sub81.htm

My question concerns the horizontal lintels (5 of them before you get up to the apex-style header stones). What structural purpose would the 5 lintels provide?

Thanks in advance.

JL

 
 
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