Recipro Looks at a Building Phenomenon

posted 17.09.2010
egyptian pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) and constructed over a 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC sadly back then they didn’t have building supply stores or green materials just solid stone dug from the ground.

The size of the pyramid is astonishing considering when it was built, it’s that big you can even see it from space. It originally stood at 146.478 meters (480.57 ft) tall and each side, 230.37 meters (755.81 ft) long.

Unfortunately over 3,800 years of erosion has shrunk the pyramid by over 8 meters which to this day stands at 138.75 meters (455.22 ft) tall, the mega structure ways in at a whopping 5,9 million tonnes which was transported from 500 miles away. The volume, including an internal hillock, is roughly 2,500,000 cubic meters. Based on these estimates, building this pyramid in 20 years would involve approximately installing 800 tonnes of stone every day. The pyramids choice of buildings materials were a staggering 2.3million stone blocks, again to do this in 20 years they would have had to shift 12 of the massive blocks into place each hour, every day and night which they weren’t

Many alternatie, often contradictory, theories have been suggested regarding the construction techniques most thought the stones were either rolled, dragged or even lifted into place.

Which I personally think there was something else at work, looking at all the information given, everything seems impossible. Even with modern day technology experts predict that building this exact pyramid would be near impossible, some experts theories point at extra terrestrials saying they help build the pyramids passing on there knowledge and techniques to the Egyptians.

The Pyramid of Giza will always be a phenomenon we will never know how they were truly built. Alls we know as a fact is that the Pyramid of Giza Remained the tallest man made structure for 3,800 years unsurpassed until the Lincoln Cathedral was completed in 1300’s but still what an achievement for the Egyptians being able to build such a mega-structure thousands all with free building materials.

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