Essay On The Pyramid Of Khufu

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Egypt, one of the world’s first ancient civilization whose accomplishments still puzzle people today. One of those accomplishments is the great pyramids, vast blocks stacked a top of one another at perfect angels creating the pyramid shape. The largest pyramid built was the Pyramid of Khufu. If I was an architect on the construction of the Pyramid of Khufu I would have daily goals. A few of my daily task on a day in the beginning of construction would be finding dimensions, finding laborers, and inventory of materials. Before any projects get started site planning and designs are drawn. In Ancient Egypt, “the Egyptians began to write, about 3000 BC, they wrote from the beginning in ink, on papyrus scrolls” (Carr). Then going out into the …show more content…
Those who wished to become paid workers had an opportunity to do so. Archeologist who discovered tombs and homes of workers determined “that the workers were paid laborers, rather than the slaves” (Slaves Didn 't Build Pyramids: Egypt Says). As workers they received breaks so that they didn’t die from over exhaustion and also were fed. The healthier the laborers the faster the spectacle could be constructed. Many workers volunteered their services as well to serve their pharaoh, believed to be earthly manifestation of the gods and central figure in Egypt. Having workers getting paid and working with a sense of purpose, pushed the pyramids to perfection. The purpose that they were working for was the desire to serve their pharaoh. My design of constructing the pyramid with a tunnel to take bricks up to the upper levels would be difficult on them. The stress on their bodies would be tremendous from the work and heat in the tunnels, so I provided as much ventilation in my design of the Pyramid of …show more content…
“Workmen would use a number of different tools to cut the blocks, including copper pickaxes and chisels, granite hammers, dolerite and other hard stone tools…. white limestone, had to be found further from the building site.” (Crystal). The materials used to make the blocks were simple, not being difficult to make made them easy to produce. The blocks themselves are the process having to manufactured and then dragged miles to the site by either cattle or by human force. This resulted in a schedule system being set up so that future task could done on time. The problem with this is there isn’t a phone to call up the place that the blocks are being manufactured, if they were running behind schedule. Setting up the schedule was another difficult task because of the effects of nature could influence when blocks could

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