The mystery of Egypt’s great Pyramids of Giza, how it was built has been a mystery for hundreds of years, has finally been solved. The study by the French research team extended to a long-lost tributary of the Nile river.
HOW WAS 2.3 MILLION GIANT STONES MOVED?
Examining the pyramids, which took more than 4,000 years to be built, researchers discovered how 2.3 million stone blocks weighing up to 15 tons were brought to the construction site.
Working with researchers from China and Egypt, the French team analyzed the rock layers surrounding the pyramids. This analysis helped the researchers establish a timeline for the construction of the pyramid.
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KHUFU, LONG LOST LOST ARM OF THE NIL
new evidence, ‘Khufu branch’ He revealed that the long-lost tributary of the Nile, known as the Nile, flowed close to the site where the pyramids were built and dried up around 600 BC.
Egyptian workers loaded the approximately 2.3 million stones they needed for the pyramid they built in the middle of the vast plain into boats and carried them across this river.
National Academy of Science (2022)
According to researchers, the construction of the Pyramids of Giza would have been impossible without the missing tributary of the Nile. Because the workers would have to carry the stones weighing tens of tons for an average of 800 km.
4,000 YEARS OF EVIDENCE
The discovery that excited the whole world is supported by a text in a papyrus more than 4,000 years old describing boats from the Red Sea.
The research team used vegetation patterns in the Giza floodplain to study the rise and fall of the river’s water levels.
Examining evidence of swamp plants and plants growing on wetlands, near lakes, it was revealed that the missing Khufu branch remained high in the area long enough. This means that boats can move on the river.
FATHER, SON, GRAND… BUILT BY THE 3 GREAT Pharaohs of the Period
The Great Pyramids of Giza were built between 2490 and 2550 BC by the three great pharaohs of the time. The largest of the pyramids, Cheops, was built by Pharaoh Khufu, the middle pyramid by Pharaoh Khafre, and the smallest pyramid by Pharaoh Mnkaure. The tombs of three of the father, son and grandson pharaohs are also located in this area.
THE OLDEST AND LARGEST OF THE PYRAMIDS
The Cheops pyramid is also the oldest structure among the Seven Wonders of the World.
The pyramid of Cheops, built by Pharaoh Khufu, is considered the largest and oldest of the pyramids in Egypt. This pyramid, which held the record for being the tallest structure in the world for 3,000 years, is 230 meters wide and 147 meters long.
IT WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR 20 YEARS, THOUSANDS OF WORKERS WORKED
The ancient Greek historian Herodotus wrote that it took 20 years to complete this pyramid and that about 100 thousand people worked in the construction. However, according to the investigations made by archaeologists, the pyramid was completed by 20,000 Egyptian workers.
It is thought that the stone blocks transported to the construction site by the long-lost tributary of the Nile River, Khufu, were pre-cut and transported to the site. The average weight of stones made of limestone and granite is 2.5 tons. However, some can weigh up to 15 tons.
Although the discovery of how these stones were brought to the construction site clears a great mystery, there are still questions about the construction of the pyramids.class=”medianet-inline-adv”>
Despite the many theories put forward, the Egyptian pyramids continue to be a mystery and continue to be the center of attention of tourists from all over the world every year.