Pyramid Of Giza

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Imagine the radiating heat of the bright Egyptian sun, mercilessly projecting its rays upon your back. Your bones ache for rest, your body thirst for water and your feet are callused from the blistering, Giza sand beneath you. Gazing from right to left are what seems like thousands of men, working around you in an effort to complete the impossible task that lays before them. For centuries and centuries, the Great Pyramid of Giza has withstood the test of time, and rises to be the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Formed from the ground up, with incredible precision, unwavering determination and advanced engineering, the Egyptians managed to construct a monument that would last nearly 5,000 years after its completion. Originally…show more content…
The most reliable source of information we have, is given to us by a reenactment set up by Dr. Mark Lehner of Harvard University. The experiment concluded that roughly a dozen men, barefoot and supplied with only basic tools of the century, could shift an average of eight or nine stones in a day. According to the Turin document that claims the pyramid was completed in 25-30 years, scientist have estimated that the amount of stone needed to be quarried each day in order to fulfil this target was a massive 11,000 cubic feet. When multiplying this number of men and their average amount of produced stone blocks by the desired 11,000 cubic feet, we get an assessed number of 1,212 cutters. This number may seem large, but not nearly as gigantic as one might…show more content…
As any one can imagine, this was a very difficult task, as each stone needed to be faultlessly position. If a block of stone was too jagged or unevenly proportioned, it would be chiseled down until not even the thinnest piece of paper could fit between the crack of two stones side by side. As far as how the stones were set, not much information is given. Some scientist believe that several ramps where used towards the end of the project in order to transport the blocks from the ground to the top part of the pyramid. Evidence reveals that levers where use to help ease the weight of a 2 ton block and what appears to be an incredibly early form of a pulley may have also been
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