Pierre Crozat PhD

A TECHNOLOGICAL CONTINUUM

THE ART OF BUILDING AND THE
GREAT PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT

First part :
PRELIMINARY STUDIES 1990-97

  1. C.V. Architect-Urbanist EPFL
  2. 1996 - Pyramids Constructive System
  3. Pyramid increase: simulation
  4. 1997 - General presentation :
    1. Resume
    2. Introduction
    3. Scientifical, Technical and Operative Research
    4. The process of Pyramidal Growth
    5. Hérodotus was right
    6. Origin of matérials
    7. Technical continuum
    8. Conclusion

Second part:
DOCTORAL STUDIES 1998-2002

  1. PhD Thesis in Civil Engineering
  2. 2002 - Publication of "Le Génie des Pyramides"
  3. 2002 - From geology to construction
  4. 2002 - Pyramids and Mathematics

Third part:
POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES 2003-2017

  1. Engineering of pyramids
  2. Construction model
  3. Construction phases infographics
  4. 2005 - World Year of Physics
  5. 2006 - Fun and educational learning
  6. Journal of the Palais de la «Découverte»
  7. Paleo-topo-stratigraphic simulation of the Giza plateau

Fourth part:
FINALIZATION STUDIES 2018-2019

  1. Geological hypothesis
  2. Open letter to Hany HELAL
  3. Circular letter to my peers
  4. Successive panels of exhibition
  5. Pedagogical experiences
  6. Curriculum Vitae Researcher

Part five:
PUBLICATION & ANIMATED INFOGRAPHIC MODELING 2019 - in progress

  1. 2019 - Communique
  2. Of the logistics algorithmic ?
  3. Cheops: computer graphic construction

EVENTS PROJECTS

  1. 2006-2008 - Paris, duo de ses pyramides
  2. 2010 - Of Engineering Works & Men
  3. 2013 - Marseille, pyramid of knowledge

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INTRODUCTION

For the past 5000 years, the system put at use in the erection of the great Egyptian Pyramids [2] remains a mystery. None of the various theories put forward until this day are fully satisfying from a builder's point of view. And modern technology and technique are about as ineffective.
From Antiquity on, two interpretative models are opposing each other: "mechanical" theories, starting with Herodotus [3] against "ramp" theories following Didore of Sicily [4].

Frontal ramp simulation in situ

None of those theories are offering satisfying evidences to the architect/engineer/practitioner because, before being an archeological and egyptological object, pyramids are, essentially, a built edifice, a civil and architectural piece of engineering. the logic of which remains the same: economy of effort and means, technological development and structuring of tasks.

Lever arm on tripod suggested by J.P. Adam, if the principle and the scale seem accurate, the counter-weight could be "living" workers used as dead weight!