PYRA­MID SCHEME

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Arche­ol­o­gists be­lieve they may have dis­cov­ered how the Great Pyra­mid of Giza was built 4500 years ago in Egypt.

Ac­cord­ing to LiveS­cience, arche­ol­o­gists may have un­earthed the sys­tem re­spon­si­ble for pulling such stones up a slope at an an­cient alabaster quarry at Hat­nub. And it may have been used to build the Great Pyra­mid – made of 2.3 mil­lion blocks av­er­ag­ing 2.5 tonnes each.

“This sys­tem is com­posed of a cen­tral ramp flanked by two stair­cases with nu­mer­ous post holes,” Yan­nis Gour­don, co-di­rec­tor of the mis­sion said. “Us­ing a sled which car­ried a stone block and was at­tached with ropes to these wooden posts ... they were able to pull up the alabaster blocks out of the quarry on very steep slopes of 20 per cent or more.” – Fox News

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