The Bricks weighed more than an Elephant
Yes,the stones used in building the pyramids weighs more than an Elephant,but the most interesting was how were the Egyptians able to move all this heavy stones to build this great pyramids during a time where there was no machines like cranes or forklifts.
The stones are said to weigh about 5-10 tons a piece,research is still going on how they put this stones together.
There is a huge statue of sphinx that was built near the great pyramid of Giza around 4500 years ago.The statue of sphinx is a structure of a lion with the head of a Pharaoh,the sphinx is the guard of the pyramid of giza.
They Glittered like Gold
When the pyramids where constructed they were covered with well polished casing of limestone and it sparkled like diamonds when the sun would shine on it.A person could see it shinning from miles away.
The workers were not slaves as believed
It was believed that slave were tasked to build the pyramids,but it was later found that they weren't slaves but paid workers.The workers tombs were discovered around 2010
The were aligned with Orion
The three pyramids of Giza are aligned exactly in link with three stars of orion belt.
The Great pyramid Of Giza is the oldest and greatest of the three
This is the oldest and greatest among the three pyramids in Egypt.It is one of the seven wonders of the world.The pyramid of Giza was built for pharaoh khufu of the eight dynasty.
It took 200 years to build a Pyramid
A lot of time and effort must have gone into building the pyramids for it to come out looking beautiful,each one took about two centuries
Traps And Curses Were Put On The Tombs And The pyramids to Keep Robbers Out
There were many traps and Curses set in place,this was done to keep robbers away although it didn't stop the treasures in the pyramids from being taken 1000 years ago
It was Filled With Treasures for the Afterlife
Egyptians believed that things were needed in another life just like one need things when alive.So they buried the kings of Egypt with gold and other valuables.
The Hieroglyphics Mystery
Hieroglyphics are mostly associated with Pyramids,in 2011 researchers found Hieroglyphics inside the secret chamber of Giza with the help of a robot.
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