Pierre Houdin Alleges the Great Pyramid of Egypt was built using a Spiral Ramp Construction Idea. Can this be true or is it a hoax?
THE HOUDIN/HOUDINI HOAX - Spiral Ramp Theory debunked
Included herein is a copy of an e-mail sent to Archaeology Magazine in early July 2007 in response to their article ran on the apparent hoax orchestrated by French Architect Jean-Pierre Houdin. Houdin has purported a theory that claims a spiral ramp could have been used in moving the blocks up the side of the Great Pyramid. It is unfortunate that a professional architect would stake his career on such a frivolous assumption with no proof or indications………..By using the
1883 survey drawings of his fellow surveyor Sir William Petrie we see that tier on tier for nearly all of the 201 tiers the structure remains level. We have compared the tier on tier measurements of Petries NE and SW corner measurements and can confirm there is no spiral effect at the outer edge of the structure…………The mere existence of a spiral effect would make the upper stone tiers unstable, and would make it virtually impossible to square the structure and level it corner on corner as demonstrated in Petrie's work.