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How Obelisks Were Constructed, Moved, Shaped, and Erected in the Ancient Egypt

Akio Kato

Abstract: An entirely new feasible theory is presented about how they constructed, moved, shaped, and erected obelisks in ancient Egypt around 1500 BC. In particular, we propose two simple ways to erect obelisks, inspired by the historical fact that all of obelisks were originally erected “in pairs,” except the single “Lateran” obelisk. Our aim is to “excavate” ancient Egyptian methods to raise heavy high obelisks, using only the most primitive means including forerunners of pulley, but excluding further mechanical devices, like capstan or winch, which were employed in most cases of re-erection and re-location of obelisk outside of Egypt.
Keywords: Obelisk / Pulley / Moment

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