Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

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Nowadays, almost everyone associate the ancient Egypt with the Great pyramids. The complex of the ancient pyramids of Giza are impress us with its size. However, pyramids of Giza are not the only pyramids of Egypt. There are many other pyramids exist, but they do not differ with that grandiosity that the pyramids of Giza have, which amazed human beings in the past and continue to astound today. Even the idea that people with only primitive mechanical devices built these bulks, admire and will admire us in the future, regardless of the fact that since the establishment of the Egyptian pyramids have passed the millennium. However, in this essay I want to focus on Great Pyramid (or Khufu ’s Pyramid) at Giza and ……. The pyramids are the only …show more content…
The pyramids in ancient Egypt were built as tombs for Pharaohs - Egyptian rulers, who believed in an afterlife and therefore aspired to the best possible way to equip their dwellings beyond the grave. Every self-respecting Pharaoh thought it necessary to build a pyramid for himself. The construction of the pyramids were engaged with numerous slaves of the Pharaoh but sometimes it was attracted by mercenary workers as well. This pyramid built of two million stone blocks, fitted together with perfect accuracy. The construction of the pyramid is an indication of high level of engineering thought of the ancient Egyptians. Pyramids were built by thousands army of builders, who used primitive mechanical devices to lift multi-ton blocks for many tens of meters. Near to the pyramids were found the remains of settlements of workers who built the …show more content…
It is amazing how people have always perceived the most incredible theories. One of theory was invented by famous astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth. He attributed great significance to the fact that the slope of the Pyramid is near the ration 10:9, and that its height of 484.9 feet (or 0.09184 mile) multiplied by 10^9 equaled 91,840,000 miles. (Fernie, 2004). In addition he predicted in 1881 doomsday will happen. The really serious investigations require more thoughtful approach because we are dealing with a gigantic structure, built with amazing accuracy! Thus, each side of the Great Pyramid, built for the pharaoh Khufu more than 45 centuries ago, has a length of about 230.5 m, and the difference between them is at most 19 mm. Not bad for a mountain that rises to 146.7 meters above the horizon and not less than of 2.3 million blocks of stone made by human, that each weighing about 2270 kg, and all without the use of modern tools of labor because the Egyptians did not know of any wheel or iron chisels. In spite of the apparent inviolability of the pyramids, they ironically suffered not so much from the forces of nature but from human hands. The ancient Egyptians have been the first vandals: they are robbed burial chambers and ruthlessly stripped the shell limestone in the burial chambers using the material for other buildings and this barbarism continued in

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