PYRAMID SCHEME

Warwick Daily News - - WEEKEND -

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.”

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