Ancient Egypt And The Egyptian Pyramids Essay

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Between 2630 B.C and 1640 B.C, during the third and fourth Egyptian dynasties, Egyptian Pharaohs created giant tombs that resembled triangular mountains. But why is this so important? What is the big deal about a tomb created thousands of years ago? These tombs could be considered the greatest of the seven wonders of the world, but others disagree. The most outstanding of the Seven Wonders of the World are the Egyptian pyramids because of the structure, cultural and historical importance, and shier size. The first argument purposed is the structure of the Pyramids. An estimated 100,000 men labored for 20 years to complete the Great Pyramid. It is also estimated that 2.3 million stone blocks were used to build the pyramid. It was once thought that the blocks—weighing an average of 2 1/2 tons each— were floated on rafts down the Nile from quarries hundreds of miles away. A more recent theory holds that the blocks were cut from limestone quarries that have been found near the pyramids. Another theory suggests that the blocks were formed in wooden molds at the site (Babylon, 2009, n.p.).
All of these purposed ideas still seem very challenging because of the lack of technology and tools back in 2630 B.C.. “No one knows for sure the construction process of The Great Pyramid of Giza. Egyptologists are unsure how the stones were set into place. They do not know if the Egyptians dragged, lifted, rolled, or used some other means to get the stones into…

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