How the Pyramids Were Built

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The mystery behind how the pyramids were built
The Pyramids at Giza remain one of the most amazing architectural works in history and the Great Pyramid stands as one of the last surviving wonders of the ancient world. There are many theories revolving around the construction of Egypt’s pyramids: one of which is that the Hebrews slaves under the control of the pharaoh Khufu built the pyramids. Another theory suggests that human beings were not involved in the building of the pyramids but instead these structures were built by extra-terrestrial or alien forces. The first of the theories involves a famous Greek historian called Herodotus who traveled to Egypt around 430 B.C. Based upon his observation and findings, Herodotus came to the conclusion that the pyramids were built by demoralized Hebrew slaves working under the command of the immoral pharaoh named Khufu. Throughout the years and until today, this is the theory that is accepted by most people. However, researchers and archeologists have yet to provide hard evidence proving the theory. The theory suggests a vast number of slaves were available to build the pyramids under the labor conditions of that time. According to mainstream archeology, there is no proof whatsoever of slavery existing near Giza during the time when the pyramids were thought to, have been built. Even ancient arts or architecture of the Egyptians do not show any records of slavery ever being used to build the pyramids. Also, recently, villages were found near Giza and from the remains of the villages it has been understood that the villagers were far from being slaves. Many of the villagers could possibly have been farmers, manufacturers, craftsmen, tailors, etc. However, the villages that were found near Giza contained structures similar in making to the pyramids. This provided a clue for the researchers to believe that…...

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