Prater’s Theory has developed a way to place blocks on the pyramids, utilising another gadget, the C-hook, which possibly solves this ancient enigma.
How to butt large blocks up-tight
This has long been a mystery, and unfortunately part of my brief to find a way to butt one block up to the other one, so that a knife blade can not fit in between the two stones.
The actual process starts by tipping the top corner of the block into the stone placed previously. The block getting pulled into the stationary stone, want’s to slide down. The bottom corner of the block grips the surface, and as it comes downwards, it slides backwards.
The corner of the block tries to maintain its position, still gripping the surface whilst also pushing itself tight against the stationary block.
If these were the casing stones, they could be aligned by propping from the internal structure and using wedges. It could be helped by the C-hook, pulling it in tight if necessary.
A C-hook is a claw that anchors over a block. It can move blocks along rollers, coming off the end, quickly placing the blocks, drawing them up-to the previous stones.
A rope runs down each side of the C-hook, then up behind protrusions, before wrapping over the top, helping to clamp it down into the block.
It does look more like the letter L or T, but I called it a C-hook.
One hook, can anchor over the top, and another hook can clamp to the side of the block. Pulling both, draws the block into position.
In tests, this method worked on smooth surfaces. On rough surfaces, it completely spun the block around. Handy if you wanted to alter the blocks, orientation.
Using the C-hook, just on the top, tips the block over.
C-hooks do seem like a ridiculous idea when you look at the size of some blocks you see on the Giza plateau, considering blocks vary in height as well.
The great pyramid’s blocks are mainly in courses. Some have a height difference between neighbouring ones. These variants could be overcome by the rollers underneath, elevating the block. The size of the stone would also be irrelevant, being equal to the size of the C-hook.
Blocks coming off the end of the rollers, or travelling, over a rough surface would be prone to rotating on their edge, which is an advantage in tipping the block into the stationary block as it comes off the rollers.
The C-hook would then be anchored over the far corner and start to rotate the block into the stationary stone. The block slides down, sliding backwards, gripping the surface, pushing itself tight, and that’s how to butt one block up to another one, so a knife blade can not fit between the joint.