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The construction of the pyramids does not appear to be a series of sporadic events. It appeared as though the Pharaohs, who built their pyramids in Giza, oversaw everything with regards to the design and locations of their pyramid sites. The Pharaohs whom were placed in the Giza pyramids were in my opinion the architect as well as the project manager for their pyramid’s construction. Each Pharaoh chose the site for their massive pyramids for specific purposes. King Khufu for instance instructed his slaves to build his pyramids sites on the west of the Nile which he and a few other Pharaohs believed was the home to the deceased because the sun set towards the west of the Nile. It has been founded that the location of each Pharaoh’s chamber/burial site within the pyramids are located in the center of the massive edifice. Additionally the interior of the pyramids were constructed intricately. For instance the passageways within the pyramids were designed to lead down to the Pharaohs chambers which were designed to be sealed behind heavy stones after their passing. It is reasonable to consider that the construction of the pyramids were not an easy feat. The size of the pyramids is generally what fuels rational debate about the construction of the Giza pyramid site. One of the largest pyramids of King Khufu’s burial sites resides on a foundation that covers 13 acres and a base that measures 756 feet. It has been estimated that the construction (at the least) was built with the assistance of 100,000 slaves and was built within a 20 year timeframe. Because of the complexity of the pyramids design the theory that Greek historian Herodotus established appeared to be a rational assertion on the construction of the pyramids. The Greek Historian implied that the blocks of gigantic pieces of stones were moved up a circular ramp during the pyramids construction this seems to be the most practical method that the innovative Pharaohs would’ve utilized. Additionally the Greek historian Herodotus suggested that the pyramids could’ve been built using wooden molds at the site, I felt that this was realistic but the fact that the pyramids are intact after centuries left me a bit uncertain about this theory. The pyramids were built for a few of the greatest most powerful pharaohs of Egypt. But I wonder if the Pharaohs’ egotistical mannerisms and fear of being rob of their worldly treasures may have fueled the construction of their tombs It is reasonable to assert that the of the Egyptian era slaves may have been pushed to the limit and forced to work on the pyramid construction day and night until it’s’ completion. But it is obvious that the pyramids would not exist without the assistance of many slaves and the visions of the Pharaohs.

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