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A major enigmas of history could have been solved:how the pyramids of egypt were built?
Archaeologists have discovered fascinating evidence showing how the Egyptians transported blocks of limestone and granite weighing 2 and a half tons hundreds of kilometers to build the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu in 2600 BC, and after years of study, they have reached almost unanimous conclusions.
The Cheops pyramid At almost 150 meters high it is the largest of all pyramids and was, until the Middle Ages, the largest man-made structure on Earth. The discovery of an ancient papyrus, a ceremonial ship, and an ingenious system of hydraulic works, have shed light on the infrastructure created by the pyramid builders.
Detailed archaeological material shows that thousands of skilled workers transported 170,000 tons of limestone along the Nile on wooden boats linked by ropes, through a specially constructed channel system for the occasion, towards an inland port a few meters from the base of the pyramid.
An ancient papyrus has also been found in the sea port of Wadi Al-Jarf a few years ago, which has given a new vision of the role that ships played in the construction of the pyramid.
Written by Merr, a foreman in charge of a team of 40 elite workers, is the only first-hand account of the construction of the Great Pyramid, and it describes in detail how the limestone stones were shipped downstream from Tura to Giza.
In your diary, Merer also describes how his crew was involved in transforming the landscape., opening giant dams to divert the water from the Nile and channel it to the pyramid through artificial channels.
Although it has been known for a long time that the granite in the inner chambers of the pyramid was mined from Aswan and that the limestone came from Tura, archaeologists have so far failed to understand how they were transported, making several hypotheses.
Now the archaeologist Mark LehnerAn expert in the field, he has uncovered evidence of a lost waterway under the dusty Giza plateau. «We have outlined the central canal basin, which we believe was the primary distribution area at the foot of the Giza plateau«He commented.
This papyrus has been studied for several years, especially by the Smithsonian Institution and History experts, but now the definitive conclusions have been reached, which were presented this week in the documentary Egypt’s Great Pyramid: The New Evidence.
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