Giza pyramids facts

The Egyptian pyramids are considered the greatest pieces of human engineering and architecture, and how were the pyramids built is a question that has puzzled a lot of people over history.

Giza pyramids facts

Why the pyramids were built
The ancient Egyptian believed in the past that a part of the king's soul, known as Ka, remains with his body, and for his soul to be adequately cared for, they embalmed the bodies of the kings and buried everything they needed with them in the afterlife; Such as golden bowls, food, and furniture, and they built pyramids as tombs for these kings.

When were the pyramids built?
In Egypt, the first pyramid was built about 4500 years ago, there is about 138 pyramid, the oldest pyramid is “Djoser” in Saqqara, and the Khufu pyramid is the bigger pyramid among them, was built between 2500-2600 B.C, it's one of the 7 wonders of the world and it has the title of the longest man-made structure for 3871 years until Lincoln Cathedral was built in England in 1311

How were the pyramids built?
The pyramids were built inconspicuously, and not all of their features have been discovered yet, although many murals and drawings were discovered during the excavations inside the pyramids, and from these drawings and murals along with the information that was found, many theories were developed about the construction of the pyramids

The ancient Egyptians relied on laborers, and on building the pyramids Between 20,000 and 30,000 men participated in building the pyramid of Khufu in Giza, for up to 23 years.
They used the milestone in building the basis of the pyramid, and a better milestone has been used in covering the out layer of the pyramid Granite and basalt has been used at the top of the pyramid.
The workers used tools like hoes, brass chisels, and granite hammers to cut the milestones that it was transported from the quarries on barges in the Nile, they pull the stones on a greased support, and the weight of one stone is around 2.5 tons
To lift the stones to the pyramid they build a ladder from stones covered with wax flakes, which hardened the surface, and then it was possible to pull the stones up until they reached their place, and they Then do those steps again as they rise to the top.
Construction methods are still being discussed, and the pyramids are still one of the greatest mysteries of ancient human civilization.

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