My first piece of evidence is he compelled all the egyptians to work for him. This is the very definition of slaver, slaver: A person forced into labor and has no freedom. This is what he doing so this supports that they were slaves and they were used to build the pyramids and they were wiped most likely and probably starved.
Each block would to have been quarried or cut, and then hauled to the work site, and eventually placed in the correct position. The Egyptians had an amazing understanding of math, which helped them plan the erection of the pyramid, but the only driving force behind them was manpower. The actual people who built the pyramids were all voluntary workers; they were not slaves contrary to popular belief.
Slaves did built the pyramids for example in document C it states that when someone died they would put bread and beer in jars to give to people for after life usually people wouldn't think this is slaves because they wouldn't be sent to afterlife so honored with things. When people go to afterlife though not all people get sent with things for after life so how would we now this is slaves or not. Another good example would be in document A because it states that all egyptians were called “work men” the article never indicated that the work men were slaves or not aren't slaves work men too they are a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them that could be work men too. Again slaves did built the pyramids because
What makes up a pyramid? 12 lines, 5 faces, 4 triangles, 1 base, and 5 vertexes and in the case of the Great Pyramids of Giza about 2.3 million stone blocks that weigh an average of 2.5 to 15 tons. That according to the time it took to build them they would have had to place and set a stone every 2 to 2 and a half minutes. To put that in perspective some weigh as much or more than an armed military cargo truck. So, imagine dragging a cargo truck with nothing but some strong rope and some other people. Now if you're like most people you can lift maybe 100 pounds. However, the average powerlifter can lift 350 to 400 pounds and that's just lift not pack around or drag across acres of land. Now how did the Egyptians build the Great Pyramid of Giza with blocks that weigh up to 15 tons with the technology they had then? It’s clearly very obtuse to think the pyramids were built by the Egyptians and the Egyptians alone. The question is, who helped them?
Much of the pyramids history is on the inside. One of the many things inside of the pyramids are (sometimes also known as mummies) are the bodies of the pharaohs. When pharaohs died in Ancient Egypt, they were believed to become gods. In order to properly put them at rest, they had to do a proper burial. To do this, people has to take out every organ of the body except for the heart. The heart is told to hold the soul, so they couldn’t remove it. After this, they stuff the body with cloth and sew the skin up. They put chemicals on the body to dry it out, and set for 40 days. The body was then covered in oils, precious stones, and amulets and bound with longs strips of cloth over and over again. A highly decorated mask was set on the face and wrapped again in cloth. This whole process took about 70
The following quote was stated by Zahi Hawass; an Egyptian archaeologist whose article was featured in Document C, “Those who died during the process were honored for their work and buried near the sacred pyramids of the Pharaohs.” This quote stood out to me because it provides evidence that the workers were treated with respect, meaning they weren’t slaves. A slave at that time was often whipped and beat for any wrong move.
These slaves were whipped very had, hit and burned with fire if there “Work” wasn’t being done correctly. Nobody deserves to be treated how they were.
The Aryans had no written language but priests called Brahmans, performed religious services composed of hymns and prayers. They Organized their society around three classes priests, warriors & ordinary people. The Egyptians lived in the desert so they could not grow anything but cacti so they had to trade to get water & food so what did they trade? They traded gold because Egypt had a lot of gold kinda like how Nevada has a lot of gold because the desert has a lot of gold in it at firsts it’s just sand for about 1 to 2 miles then you get to the stone & the ores. When they had there first king he ordered them to build a royal grave stone that we know as the great pyramids because the great pyramids had kings or pharaohs in them & the other
For many years, Egyptologist assumed that slaves built the pyramid. However, recent studies have shown that slaves may have not been involved at all. Many Egyptologists seem to have their own answer to who built the pyramids. Dr. Toby Wilkinson of Cambridge University, believes that, due to a working tax, it is likely that those who built the great pyramid were recruited from villages all over Egypt. Every person payed their taxes to the government by working for a certain period each year. “When local officials came to demand that you turn up for duty there was very little escaping that. So they weren’t slaves, but I suspect that they weren’t [sic] willing workers either,” (Geographic History). Dr. Amy Calvert, writes that those who built
The pyramids were built as a tomb for the pharaoh. Their belief was that the top point of the pyramid was the gate for the soul to travel to the afterlife and return to earth if chosen. These tombs were built which line up with certain stars and planets.
In the deserts of Egypt lie the colossal remains of an ancient civilization. These enormous works of human endeavor are the only member of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World that time has passed down to us. These are, of course, the great pyramids of ancient Egypt. But these imposing structures were not built to impress civilization millennia down the road. The pyramids in fact had a purpose to the ancient Egyptians. While they seem very simple in nature, as they are simply four-sided pyramids with square bases, they had a meaning for those that had them built. Even by today’s standards, the pyramids of ancient Egypt were an impressive feat of engineering, due to their enormous size, both in building materials and finished product.
Slavery can be dated back to very early civilizations and were crucial in everyday activities, also to the economy. Some of these ancient civilizations include the India, Mesopotamian and Chinese and these had slaves work in their homes or their shops. Another early civilization who used slaves were the Egyptian who used the slaves to build their monuments, castles, palaces and statues. Hebrews also used slaves but were a little more moral on how they were identified. The Aztec, Inca and Mayan used slaves in many forms and most of these slaves were optained through war prisoners and were used in agriculture and warfare.
I really shouldn't admit this.... But for you, I'd rebuild the Egyptain pyramids by myself, swim the Dead Sea until it was alive, crawl across the Sahara Desert, swim up stream the entire Amazon River, scale Mount Everest in a tank top, single handedly bottle ship and store the entire water supply of Niagara Falls and all this could be done by Tuesday, if you gave me a
The Great Pyramid of Giza is also recognized as the Pyramid of Khufu, Khufu's Pyramid and Pyramid of Cheops. It is the most significant and earliest structure in the world. This pyramid is the oldest of the three pyramids standing on the Giza Necropolis. It is also the largest of them all (Larry, 2000). This great pyramid is located on the northern edge of the Giza Plateau, which is 25 km outskirts, southwest of Cairo, Egypt. It is the only remaining standing monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Crystalink, 2011). It is said that the pyramid was built as the tomb for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian King Khufu (known in Greek as Cheops).
Most of what Herodotus tells us is probably false. Scientists calculate that fewer men and fewer years were needed than Herodotus suggests. It also seems unlikely that slaves or complicated machines were needed for the pyramid construction. It isn't surprising that the Greek historian got it wrong. By the time he visited the site the great pyramid was already 20 centuries old, and much of the truth about it was shrouded in the mists of history.