Based on the research of the Pharaoh’s Pump Foundation the Great Pyramid was not built using a large ramp. The Great Pyramid was built in a very different manner!
The Original Builders used water locks from the Nile River up to the building site to bring stones on barges up to where the Great Pyramid was built. This system used by the Original Builders is simple but very sophisticated. The Great Pyramid was built level by level. The first layer of casing stones were set in place and bonded together. This created a wall of casing stones. This area was filled with water and the casing stones impounded a pond.
A water lock was built into the wall of casing stones. This allowed the rough cut interior stones on barges to travel through the water lock and into the pond impounded by the casing stones. Then the rough cut interior stones were moved off the barges and into the pond. When the pond is filled with the rough cut interior stones then that level of the Great Pyramid is completed!
The image above is a simple depiction of the wall around the building site as well as the first layer of casing stones. The first layer of casing stones impound a pond. Built into the wall of casing stones is a water lock system which allows stones on barges to travel from the water outside of the casing stones up to the higher pond impounded by the casing stones. In this manner the stones were moved up into the pond impounded by the casing stones at the building site. When the first level of the Great Pyramid is completed an additional water lock is built into the next higher level of casing stones and the process continues.
After the second layer of casing stones were set in place and bonded together additional water was used to fill the area impounded by the second layer of casing stones.
By supplying additional water a pond is impounded by the second layer of casing stones. This creates a pond which was used during the construction of the second level of the Great Pyramid.
This systematic process continues level by level. A level is completed by setting in place the casing stones for that level. Then the interior stones for that level are sent in place. When a level is completed the the level above it is assembled in the same manner. The Great Pyramid was built level by level all the way up to the apex. The Original Builders were geniuses! No massive ramp of greater volume than the Great Pyramid was used or needed to build the Great Pyramid.
The image above depicts the series of water locks built into the casing stones. Stones on barges are moved up to the pond where construction is taking place. In very simple terms each level is completed by setting in place casing stones first and then interior stones. Then the next higher level is built as the Great Pyramid is systematically assembled. The water locks are not just hanging on the side of the Great Pyramid. The water locks are built into the wall of casing stones. This is depicted in detail in the video about how the Great Pyramid was assembled.
The image above shows that the pond is never very deep. These workers are in the pond but are standing on the rough cut interior stones of the level below the pond. By adding additional water, the pond rises level by level as the construction processes towards the apex. The reason why water does not “leak” out between the rough cut interior stones is that the casing stones are watertight all the way down to the base of the Great Pyramid. There is water between the cracks of the rough cut interior stones all the way down to the base of the structure as well as water in the pond. This fascinating construction process is described in detail in the book by Steven Myers.
This is an extremely abbreviated explanation of the assembly process used to build the Great Pyramid. Our foundation has conducted extensive research which is detailed in the following books. Please watch the video series for more information about how the Great Pyramid was built. Also visit our Why the Great Pyramid was Built page.