Ancient History - fact or fiction

Too many students (and professors) seem to loose their critical faculties when they get caught up in an exciting idea.

At one extreme the dogmatic insistence on theories that are printed in a text book, even when these ideas are refuted by science, technology and the evidence.

At the other extreme the belief in magical explanations that defy known science.

The following are exercises in explaining how things could have been done in the past.

North South Alignment from the Pole Star

True North

How to cut stone

Ancient techniques from the tomb of Rekmara

How to raise a Monolith

Setting Out: Building Pyramids

Building Pyramids

Building Pyramids: Number of People

A possible origin for the development of Pyramids