A fellow claims he’s figured out how the Egyptians move the giant stone blocks used in the Pyramids.
Here’s the story–
Yes? No? Just a loon?
He claims that a young child can move stones weighing hundreds of pounds. He is also going to put on a public demonstration in Perth, Canada today.
Canadian Dopers–can any of you manage to be present today to give a first-hand account of this?
The same guy who made the coral castle in Florida (?) made a similar claim. Unfortunately he wouldn’t let anyone see how he moved 10 ton blocks of coral by himself.
Yeah, here are some danger signs:
Brushing aside hundreds of years worth of theories by historians and archeologists, the 69-year-old man claims he can build a Great Pyramid just like the one constructed by the Egyptians…
In fact, Mr. Raina believes the ancient Egyptians tried to preserve the theory in cartography of scarab beetles, a sacred bug in ancient Egypt that Mr. Raina believes gave them the idea of using rotation to move rocks.
Although he is a member of the Inventors Association in Ottawa, Mr. Raina has no scientific background or training. He has worked most of his life as a window consultant.
Mr. Raina has never been to Egypt nor have any scientists travelled to his humble home for a demonstration.
“They [Egyptologists] hate me because I have skewered ancient Egypt on them,” he said with a chuckle.
Even if he can move large rocks, I see no reason to assume that his method would be that of the ancient Egyptians, frankly.
Shame I’m on call this week or I’d head out and take a look. Still, it looks like he wants to roll the rocks instead of push or lift them. Hate to be infront of the 10t one that gets away though.