P4_7 One Ramp To Rule Them All

Syed Rizvi, Rehman Latif, John Lamb, Gareth Pugh


We investigated the feasibility of a large stone ramp lined with sand to facilitate the construction of the Great Pyramid, considering a scenario where the Ancient Egyptians would have placed blocks on wooden sleighs and used water to lubricate the sand. The optimum angle of the incline was found to be 7.2 degrees to the horizontal, stretching about 1163 m horizontally.

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