How did Egyptians Build the Pyramids?

How did Egyptians Build the Pyramids?

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  1. The pyramids of Giza are among the seven wonders of the world. The large structures standing in the desert, having survived since 2560 B.C. are a mystery to all. Their unique and advanced construction ( at least for that time) has piqued the interest of researchers for years.

    The pyramid is believed to be built as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu. It is believed that the Pharaoh’s vizier, Hemiunu (Hemon) was the architect for the pyramids. It was built over twenty years and considered the tallest standing man-made structure until 1311 AD. That still makes it the tallest structure for 3,800 years. Initially, the pyramid stood at a height of 481 ft. However, the limestone casing was removed and the core structure maintained a height of 455 ft. The structure makes use of 2.3 million blocks of limestone. The limestone and granite material of the pyramid has made it susceptible to corrosion over the years.

    The interior of the structure holds three chambers within. The king’s chamber, which is large and full of gold and treasures. The Queen’s chamber is slightly smaller; and an unfinished base chamber. Archeologists and Egyptologists are still amazed by the strictures today. It is seen that the Ancient Egyptians had a very good idea of what they were doing. The pyramids have been measured using modern technologies and each side appears to be the same length, aside from a slight point difference. Most Egyptologists believe that the Egyptians used a quarry or some sort of ramp structure inside or outside the pyramid, to pull the stones up and place them. However, not all researchers agree with this and are still searching the ways Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids and cut the granite and limestone into such precise blocks.

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