Debunking the Nonsense that Kites were Used for Pyramid Construction!

A Google search of "Egyptian pyramid construction" displays a Wikipedia internet page entitled "Egyptian Pyramid Construction Techniques." Included under this page is a section entitled "The Use of Wind Power." This section describes an experiment conducted by Cal Tech aeronautics professor Mory Gharib and his students in which a kite was used to raise a 3 meter obelisk into a vertical position. In order to do this, a series of pulleys was necessary to amplify the force needed. This would require that one set of pulleys would have to be anchored to a structure, presumably made of wood.

Wikipedia provides no other information and merely assumes that somehow kites could have been used to place the pyramid stone blocks. Even if we make the unlikely assumption that the ancient Egyptians had the long ropes, pulleys, and large kites necessary, it would require the huge single mud rubble ramp already shown to be so impractical as to be a virtual impossibility. Furthermore, since each pulley in the group attached to the stone block only doubles the pulling force, it would require an extraordinary number of pulleys at each end of the array to provide sufficient force to move the stone. This in turn would require an extremely long kite line. Depending on the wind, the stone block could be pulled in any direction, even off the ramp mistakenly assumed to exist.

In order to anchor the one set of pulleys necessary for the system to operate, a large wooden anchor structure at each level would be necessary. It would have to somehow be anchored to the pyramid in a manner sufficient to resist the pulling resistance of the stone block, and then torn down and reconstructed at each level. Once pulled to the placement level, the block would have to be moved by muscle power to correctly place it. In the meantime, you have a large wooden structure that is in the way. Also, after each block was brought to its installment level, the line would have to be pulled in and the kite lowered, a difficult and time consuming task.

The kite theory, even if it worked, would not permit a continuous queue of blocks ascending from ground level to placement level. This is because a continuous queue would require a multitude of kites with the accompanying interference and confusion. Therefore no more than one or two kites could be used at a time. After each block was pulled from ground level to placement level, a thousand feet or more of kite line would have to be reeled in as the two pulley blocks were pulled apart to attach the lower block to the next stone block at ground level.