There are quite a few mysteries in life that have yet to be solved. We haven’t deciphered the Voynich Manuscript, we don’t know where Amelia Earhart went, and I really want to know what happened to D.B. Cooper. Archaeologists have finally cracked one of life’s mysteries and I’m about to share their research with all of you.
The pyramids have long been a topic of debate. Just when we think we have a clue as to how they were built, we’re met with another brick wall. But archaeologists have actually made some breakthroughs about how the famous world wonder was constructed.
The biggest topic of discussion was how the Egyptians moved two-tonne blocks of limestone from 500 miles away. They didn’t have wheels and weren’t too technologically advanced back then. Well, archaeologists have discovered since-dried waterways and a boat near the pyramid’s surrounding areas, which they believe to be the direct route for transporting the materials.
Mark Lehner, a leading expert in the field, and his team also discovered a scroll written by an Egyptian worker named Merer, who talked about overseeing a team of 40 men. He described how he and his men built dikes to divert water from the Nile River to the pyramids, which explains how they were able to transport their materials.
Though it has been known for quite some time that the limestone and granite came from areas miles away, archaeologists have debated over how they were actually brought to the construction site. The discovered scroll offers a detailed description of how limestone casing stones were shipped from Tura to Giza.
‘We’ve outlined the central canal basin which we think was the primary delivery area to the foot of the Giza Plateau,’ Lehner said.
There have also been older claims of how the pyramids were built, which turn to various theories. In a 21-minute-long video released on Youtube from 2013, viewers can watch as illustrations and narration are used to describe how the materials were brought to Giza for the pyramids’ construction. To date, the video has over four million views.
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