If pyramids and the mysteries behind them are your thing then you probably have heard about the Great Pyramid of Giza. If you haven’t heard of it, the pyramid of Giza is known as the oldest Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
In fact, it’s the only one that remains to be fully intact. But regardless if you are into pyramids or not, I’m sure everyone at some point in their lives has wondered about the construction of the pyramids.
How was mankind able to move these massive blocks of stone from one location that was hundreds of kilometers away from the construction site? Well, this question might have been solved.
Recently, experts focused on an ancient papyrus to explain how these giant blocks that weighed about 2.5 tons each were transported through paths that spanned 800 kilometers.
It’s been theorized that the 170 thousand tons of material used to build the pyramid of Giza were transported through the Nile waters in wooden boats.
The material reached its final destination through a system of channels near the Pyramids, according to Educate Inspire Change.
The ancient papyrus pointed to the way of the ancient builders who worked to modify the terrain and open huge dams allowing water to be diverted from the Nile.
Experts noted that these artificial channels of water were important to the construction process and many of them were made to reach the pyramid.
It’s believed that the ancient builders moved around 2.3 million blocks of stone that were needed by tying them with ropes to these wooden boats.
In order to back up such a ‘theory’, archaeologist Mark Lehner found evidence of a water channel that ran under the Giza plateau.
You have to admit, this is a pretty advanced system considering that all this was done about 4,500 years ago. Builders today would probably have difficulty thinking of something like this.
But this discovery seems so small in such a huge mystery around the construction of the pyramids. Experts are still trying to understand how the ancients built such a sophisticated structure.
How were they able to put together such a large thing with such precision. The Great Pyramid of Giza is considered the most accurately aligned structure in existence with only 3/60th of a degree of error.
According to experts, the position of the North Pole moves over time and the pyramid was accurately aligned at one time. It’s crazy to think about.
Also, researchers believe that the Great Pyramid is located at the center of the land mass of the earth. It’s still is a mystery how the ancient builders were able to align the structure’s True North thousands of years ago.