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The following quote is taken from an article about GP construction,

published in the American Civil Engineering Magazine, June 1999, which is kindly supplied by Mr. Larry Orcutt (USA): 

 

**Our calculations convinced us that most of the ramp concepts would have been impractical because they involved a construction effort greater than that required for the pyramid itself. We assumed that the Egyptians would not commit resources to building anything more than minimally required given the fact that the ramp had to be demolished at the conclusion of construction**