Let's think together. What forms of architecture could a person use in ancient times? Of course those he saw every day in nature around him. But there is one form that plants and animals do not have, and structures in the form of a pyramid are found in all corners of our planet. And all these pyramids are strikingly similar.
All pyramids on Earth - copies of ships
We already wrote an article stating that the Great Egyptian pyramids are a copy of alien ships , and examined in detail the evidence of this statement. In this article, we'll talk about the very form of the pyramid and why it is like no other suitable for alien travel.
A ship for interstellar travel must possess a number of properties.
First, it must have a large internal volume to accommodate the crew and store items and materials. In this case, the surface area of the ship should be minimal. Of course, in this case the ball is most suitable, but it has too many drawbacks. The pyramid is the most practical choice of form.
Secondly, the surface of the ship should be adapted to collect the light of the stars, and this is the best source of energy in the journey. For this, we need flat faces that would be convenient to turn to a star. And in this case the pyramid fits perfectly.
Let's consider all aspects in detail.
Facets - solar panels
The collection of solar energy is now mastered by our civilization and is the most promising source of energy. In addition to semiconductor solar cells, we are now developing other technologies for collecting this energy. It is possible to recall, at least, experiments with obtaining hydrogen from water with the help of solar energy.
Of course, extraterrestrial technology is much more progressive, and it's hard for us now to guess how the aliens get the energy of the stars. But we can state for sure that a large surface is required for its collection. This is not to be doubted.
But a large surface is small. For the most efficient collection of energy, a plane is needed. It is at an angle of incidence of light 90 degrees to the surface that the energy absorption efficiency will be close to 100%.
Of course, if the ship is on Earth, then this problem is not very relevant, since there is a lot of sunlight. But at a distance from the stars during interstellar travel, one should appreciate every ray of light and turn it into energy for the ship.
It is this requirement that corresponds to the shape of the pyramid.
Bottom line - docking area
Any large vehicle needs a mechanism for docking with similar objects or with a landing site. This should not be doubted.
Far behind the examples you do not need to go. Airplanes in our airports connect to the terminal using a special "sleeve" (pictured right).
Interplanetary spacecraft requires a more complex system of interface with the spaceport. It is required to deliver on board not only the crew, but also a large number of cargoes and fuel. All this requires complex mechanisms that are also tight and can function successfully in open space.
The lower edge of the pyramid is best suited for placing freight and passenger elevators, connecting to information and energy networks.
This point was very successfully guessed by the creators of the movie "Stargate." In the film, the pyramid ship took a special landing, which was part of the temple. This is not a spaceport, but the thought of writers from Hollywood caught right.
Of course, there is a version that the pyramids are landing areas for ships, but we do not take it seriously. But the version that the pyramids could be a good landmark or a beacon for space travelers is quite plausible. We will consider it on the pages of our website.
Bottom face - location of engines
Of course, the ship must have engines to create traction and to maneuver. The principles of movement in outer space differ from terrestrial conditions. Aircraft on the ground can have one engine, and maneuver with flaps and spars. In space it does not work, because there is no atmosphere.
We need engines that will be removed from the center of the mass of the ship in order to implement its turn. It is the shape of the pyramid that gives the natural and convenient location of the auxiliary engines intended for maneuvering.
The main engine, as it is still called "marching", will probably have a different shape, unusual for us.
Our technology for creating traction for traffic can be safely called "primitive." Our aircraft spew gas stream, which is not very effective.
Already, there are development of engines that emit particles, and it is these technologies that will allow them to travel long distances in space. Agree, you can not store a lot of gas in the ship, and you need to fly far.
Particle-based engines will require a large radiating surface, this is their drawback. And again we understand that the pyramid is the ideal shape for the ship. On the lower side there is a surface suitable for radiation.
From the point of view of aerodynamics, the pyramid is bad, it is difficult to argue with this. The shape of the rocket is much better suited for taking off from the surface of the planet, which is what modern mankind enjoys. But let's not forget that our rockets only take off from the planet, and at the same time they are disposable ships.
A reusable interplanetary ship does not suit the shape of a rocket, because it needs to still land and fly in outer space. In this case, the pyramid is the best compromise between effective aerodynamics and the requirements of open space. The pyramid when taking off from the planet is much better than the shape of a cube or sphere.
Pyramids of different nations
We meet the pyramids everywhere. In ancient Egypt, dozens of such structures were built, remember the pyramids in Giza . The peoples of Central America also built pyramids. In ancient Babylon, the Great Ziggurat was built, not preserved until our days. And even in China there are pyramids, for example, the tomb of the emperor Qin Shihuandi .
Everywhere and always the pyramids were connected with the gods and the reunion of the ruler, buried inside, with the divine kingdom.
Pharaohs of Egypt went to Osiris, and the Chinese emperors were reunited with the divine Sky.
For example, the most famous tomb in China is in the city of Xi'an and belongs to the emperor Qin Shihuandi. It is there that the famous Terracotta army is located, which was supposed to serve him in the afterlife.
He even dreamed of achieving immortality during his lifetime, but it did not work out. His pyramid was supposed to provide him with a divine elevation.
And what's the surest way to fly up to meet the gods? Of course, copy their vehicle!
About other interesting and unexpected hypotheses from the era of ancient Egypt, read in our articles ( links below ).