British engineer gives a new theory on how pyramids were built
As per a new theory, ancient Egyptians built the pyramids by piling up rubble on the inside and then attaching the large bricks on the outside later. This new theory is proposed by a British engineer, Peter James (54) at Cintec International in Newport, South Wales. He spent the past 20 years on studying pyramids. Structural engineer Mr. James and his team are world leaders in re-establishing ancient sites.
What does the new theory by Peter James on the building of Pyramids say?
- Inside the Step pyramid in Egypt, the research team discovered that a massive tonnage of small stones was being held up only by the trunk of a palm tree thousands of years old.
- James believes that the inside of the pyramids are made of small, easily handled blocks and that they were built from the inside out — not the outside in.
- And outer stones fell off because of thermal expansion due to the great differences in temperature between day and night, ranging from 50C to 3C.
Note: This theory challenged the hundreds of years of accepted belief that the pyramids were built with giant blocks carried up huge ramps.