Archaeologists in Egypt announced that they believe they’ve solved the mystery of how Egyptians transported the limestone to construct the Great Pyramid of Giza.
On the outskirts of Cairo, special boats were allegedly discovered, a new finding which is said to prove that they were used to transport the giant stones.
According to the Independent:
The findings shed new light on how King Khufu’s tomb, built over 4,000 years ago in about 2550 BC, was built Archeologists have long known that some rock had been extracted eight miles from Giza in a place called Tura, while granite was quarried from over 500 miles away.
The way the stones were transported has been a point of debate throughout history of course, as well as the purpose for why the pyramids were built. This is the mainstream line: you can make of it what you will.
In addition to these newly discovered boats, what is being called the oldest papyrus scroll in the world was deciphered by archaeologists, with the discovery of a network of waterways at the site of the pyramid.
Mainstream articles are supporting a Channel 4 documentary titled “Egypt’s Great Pyramid: The New Evidence.” In one article Pierre Tale, who spent 4 years deciphering a papyrus written by a person allegedly overseeing the pyramid’s construction said: “Since the very day of the discovery it was quite evident that we have the oldest papyrus ever found in the world.”
The paper was allegedly written by a man named Merer who was in command of 40 elite sailors.
Archeologists claim thousands of skilled workers used special boats to travel down canals dug along the Nile river to transport limestone for the pyramid. Thick, twisted ropes that held the boats together survived in decent condition.
An American archaeologist named Mark Lehner who spent over 30 years excavating in the region said:
We’ve outlined the central canal basin, which we think was the primary delivery area to the foot of the Giza Plateau. They claim about 2.3 million blocks of stone were transported across the land in 2 decades. But according to the mainstream narrative, this is how consistent and inhuman the effort would have had to be, according to Wikipedia: The mass of the pyramid is estimated at 5.9 million tonnes. The volume, including an internal hillock, is roughly 2,500,000 cubic metres (88,000,000 cu ft). Based on these estimates, building the pyramid in 20 years would involve installing approximately 800 tonnes of stone every day. Additionally, since it consists of an estimated 2.3 million blocks, completing the building in 20 years would involve moving an average of more than 12 of the blocks into place each hour, day and night.
How much do people really know about the pyramids? To answer that question, one would have to do more research.
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