Unlocking the Great Pyramid

Unlocking the Great Pyramid

DVD - 2008
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When the ancient architects completed construction on the Great Pyramid at Giza, they left behind the greatest riddle of the engineering world. For centuries, adventurers and Egyptologists have crawled through every passageway and chamber, measuring and collecting data in an attempt to determine how it was built. Using cutting-edge 3-D software, see the incredibly accurate blueprints of the Great Pyramid.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic, [2008]
ISBN: 9781426294198
Branch Call Number: 932 UNLOCKING
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 29, 2018

Originally broadcast on the National Geographic Channel in 2008, this 46-minute documentary delves into the mystery of the the Great Pyramid.
How did the builders lift limestone blocks weighing an average of 2.5 tons 480 feet up onto the top of the Great Pyramid?
For the first time, a revolutionary theory argues that the answer may be inside the Pyramid---internal ramps.
National Geographic follows experts as they find surprising evidence to support this intriguing new theory.
If you're a Great Pyramid buff, this is a must-see.

Mar 23, 2016

I believe the eternal ramp theory is correct, and wouldn't they have used elephants or giraffes to pull them?

Mar 26, 2015

Interesting documentary. I've heard about ramps, but in this way before. I think the French Architect made some good points.

Jun 18, 2012

documentary - never seen this approach yet. very good, solid evidence (I think).

Jul 24, 2011

i have been interested in egyptian history for many years and this is the first time that i heard of the internal ramp theory. i found it an interesting concept.

Nov 29, 2010

This movie should have been 15 minutes long, but National Geographic managed to find possibly the most pretentious and annoying host to drag it out to a solid 45 minutes +, at which the viewer feels very very sorry for the poor French Architect who got conned into spending a week in Egypt with Bob.

If you have a short attention span, and want to text during the entire duration of the film, but still get the jist, this is the movie for you. If you're just watching the film, and don't have any attention problems, you will find this film EXTREMELY repetitive.

Apr 10, 2010

Beautifully photographed with good graphics. Interesting theories. The host of the programme, Bob Briers, is unfortunately quite irritating: his voice is not sufficiently modulated to be a good narrator and he is at the centre of too much of the film. Overall, it has the unpleasant flavour of a vanity production which reduces its appeal. That said, this will certainly be of interest for Ancient-Egypt buffs.


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