Archaeologists Finally Discovered How Pyramids of Egypt Were Built

Archaeologists Finally Discovered how elements such as limestone and granite made it to Giza.

Since the pyramids were constructed, archaeologists had been questioning the Egyptian’s construction techniques. Whenever they thought they have figured out the phenomenon something new appears.

In the past, archaeologists found that the tomb was built out of limestone and granite. Additionally they also knew that the granite was definitely from a town called Aswan, 553 miles south of Giza and that the limestone came from Tura, 8 miles from Giza. However they did not knew how the Egyptians, a society with no technology and no use of the wheel, were able to transport the materials to the site of the pyramids.

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Now new findings have emerged, allowing archaeologists insight that how the Egyptians transported the 2-ton blocks of limestone and granite from 500 miles.

A system of waterways was discovered beneath the Giza plateau, the area that surrounds the pyramids, which archaeologists believe connects to the Nile River. A ceremonial boat was also discovered, leading archaeologists to consider that these boats were loaded with the substances, floated down the river, ultimately right up to the front door of the pyramid.

‘We’ve outlined the central canal basin which we think was the primary delivery area to the foot of the Giza Plateau,’ stated Mark Lehner, a leading expert in the field.

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Along with the boat, a papyrus scroll was also discovered, in the seaport Wadi Al-Jarf, which lies south-west of Giza.

The scroll, written by an Egyptian workman named Merer, describes that the 40 workmen team was involved in opening dykes to divert water from the Nile to the pyramid, through man-made canals. It also describes how casing stones were shipped from Tura to Giza.

As of now, the scroll is best recognized first-hand account of the construction of the Great Pyramid.