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Magnificent, But How?

Updated: Aug 28, 2019



A mystery that still befuddles archaeologists and scientists is how the ancient Egyptians were able to build the pyramids. Although there are methods that have been shown where large multi-ton stones could be moved along the ground, it has always been difficult to determine how they moved them from ground level to the top of a steep pyramid. A recent discovery at a quarry south of the pyramids may shed light on this. Evidence of stones that were cut from the base rock in the quarry and evidently pulled up a steep ramp were found near the pyramids. Alongside the ramp were staircases with places for posts on each side. Speculation is that these posts and the staircases allowed giant pulley systems to pull the stones up steep 20 degree slopes. See and read more at: https://curiosity.com/topics/we-may-finally-know-how-the-pyramids-were-built-curiosity/




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