Pyramids of Egypt Construction Brief | Prater’s Theory

Prater’s Theory leaps into a brief and unravels how to construct the great pyramid of Giza, as history has alluded us, all, until this point.

The Greeks and Romans were baffled about how the Egyptians built the pyramids, and we are still lost today about how they did it. But are we?

On this website, you should find a practical way to construct the pyramids of Egypt, which includes one of the world’s most majestic structures, the great pyramid, and also the inventions and methods for:

  • Butting two stones up together, tight.
  • A self-reliant, efficient system to raise millions of stone blocks to height, fast.
  • A mechanism that is better or equivalent than any used today for moving large, heavy stone blocks.
  • A construction procedure to complete the pyramid.

The Brief

To find a practical way to construct the great pyramid, write a book and display findings.

1st Issue: It is impossible in which way the builders went about constructing the pyramids. You would need to be literally working on the project to know this information. For this reason, the methods would need to be deemed feasible, at the time of construction.

Situated on the Giza plateau is the great pyramid. This pyramid alone consists of more than 6 million tonnes of stone. The pyramid sits there, along with two other colossal structures, implying construction took place at the same time on all three pyramids. According to some, within a 60-years, the three pyramids were complete.


Find a system to move millions of tonnes of stone to height quickly and efficiently, requiring minimal exertion from the men.

Task Details

Move and place:

  • 2 to 2.5-tonne stones within 2.5 minutes. These make up the bulk of the pyramid.
  • 50-tonne blocks up the pyramid for the King’s and Queen’s chambers and grand gallery.
  • 70-tonne blocks for the Relieving Chambers and higher, using 100-tonne as the target weight.
  • 10 to 25-tonne casings stones, in their thousands.


  • Equipment to move blocks, which can also pull them up the pyramid effectively in a continual process.
  • A set-up for moving blocks 90 degrees to the ramps and at any angle.
  • A practical application that fits one block up to another block, so a knife blade can not penetrate the joint.
  • Methods must show that the great pyramid could be constructed within a 25-year time frame.


  • The system must be simple and plausible for the time of these golden age builders.
  • The items used for building the pyramids must keep within Archaeologists’ beliefs and findings. Thus no wheel.

Unable to use a wheel, this restriction pushed the development of spools. That was fortunate. The spools work a lot better because a wheel with an axle would need exceptional bearings. Not good for moving large, heavy blocks of granite.

After completing the above brief, I found that 100-tonnes could become 300-tonnes, using rigs in tandem or by connecting the ropes from a few spools together, and gearing them to move, extreme weight, all simple technology, but came through a lot of thought and effort.

Three hundred tonnes wasn’t included in my brief, but this method literally adds more weight to the theory, which is no longer a hypothesis.

Incomparable engineering systems, together with original strategies for building the pyramids of Egypt.