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Archeologists reveal how Giza Pyramids actually were built

Sunday 24/September/2017 - 09:58 PM
Sada El Balad
Archaeologists believe that they have finally solved the mystery of how the Ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The pyramid is the oldest and only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World having been built over a 20-year-period using locally-sourced limestone from Tora and granite from the south of the country.

The structure dazzled onlookers for thousands of years and remained the tallest man-made construction on Earth until the Middle Ages.

Built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu it stands at an impressive 481ft tall and was the largest of all the pyramids.

However، historians have long been stumped at how people with relatively primitive tools managed to transport the estimated how 800 tonnes of material every day from Aswan، 500 miles to the south.

Now ancient papyrus، a ceremonial boat and a system of waterworks have revealed the complex infrastructure created by builders to complete the structure.



The structure dazzled onlookers for thousands of years and remained the tallest man-made construction on Earth until the Middle Ages.

Built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu it stands at an impressive 481ft tall and was the largest of all the pyramids.

However، historians have long been stumped at how people with relatively primitive tools managed to transport the estimated how 800 tonnes of material every day from Aswan، 500 miles to the south.

Now ancient papyrus، a ceremonial boat and a system of waterworks have revealed the complex infrastructure created by builders to complete the structure.


The estimated 2.3million blocks were dragged through a specially constructed system of canals to an inland port just yards away from the base of the pyramid.

Archaeologist Mark Lehner، an Eygptologist، also found a centuries-lost waterway underneath the Great Pyramid.

"We've outlined the central canal basin، which we think was the primary delivery area to the foot of the Giza Plateau،" he said.

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