During the time of Egyptian’s reign and mysterious mind-blowing technique for building their giants pyramids, there were no cameras or whatsoever to record a visual presentation of the process. Nevertheless, Archaeologists and Egyptology has tried to explain to an extend of an understanding, how the ancient brilliant Egyptian engineers put up a marvelous towers of such pyramids.
Well, ajonafrica.blogspot.com can deduct from the findings of scientific research and present to you the mysteries in the building of Egyptian’s pyramids. Before anything else, let’s see some of the pyramids built by the Pharaohs.
First let’s look into the Pyramids of Giza
Pharaoh Khufu, who reigned over Egypt around 2551 B.C built the first pyramid of Giza. Currently, the measurement of his pyramid stands 455 feet (138 meters tall), his was considered the greatest pyramid in the Ancient times.
Pharaoh Khafre reigned around 2520 B.C and built a pyramid slightly smaller to that of Pharaoh Khufu, but his pyramid was erupted on a higher ground.
Pharaoh Menkaura, who was the third Pharaoh to build a pyramid at Giza reigned around 2490 B.C he built a smaller pyramid to that of Pharaoh Khufu. His pyramid stood 215 feet (65 meters high).
Developing Pyramids technique:
The Egyptians pyramids were built over 5000 years ago. Like what engineers and scientists will go through today, the techniques developed to build the pyramids went through series of trails and failures. There were setbacks in finding the suitable technique for building that structures. Egypt needed the brains to execute that magic.
Pyramids were made in simple rectangle “mastaba” tombs that were constructed in Egypt. Sir Flinders Petrie; an Archaeologist according to his findings, says that, the best technique was discovered around 2630 B.C during the reign of Pharaoh Djoser. His building of “mastaba” tomb at Saqqara began by building a simple rectangular tomb before being developed into a six-layered step pyramid with underground tunnels and chambers.
Another technique was also discovered by Pharaoh Snefru’s architects. His reign was around 2575 B.C. With his technique, he rather built a smooth-face pyramid than constructing step pyramids. Pharaoh Snefru built three pyramids of which the Dahshur, known today as “red pyramid”, the name was chosen because of the color of the stone used for it construction, is the famous one.
These techniques discovered by Archaeologists and Scientists have proven that, indeed, Egypt architects and engineers were of higher knowledge and skills in their profession.
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