The Egyptian Pyramids were built about 4,500 years ago as monumental tombs for the pharaohs of Egypt. They believed that by being buried inside those pyramids, they would become gods in the afterlife.
There’s fabulous complexity in the design and construction of the Egyptian Pyramids, leading to many claiming that no human hand was responsible for building them. The construction of those pyramids has ignited the imagination of many conspiracy theorists who said that highly intelligent alien species are responsible for creating them.
But is that really true? Did aliens indeed come down from remote planets to place their signature on Earth through the Egyptian Pyramids? Or, could it be that some individuals were lazy enough to try to figure out how such pyramids could have been built by human hands and thus relied their arguments on a higher power? The truth is that it was indeed feasible for the Egyptian Pyramids to have been made by humans, even though such a work surely required a lot of diligence and planning.
Quarrying and transporting stones:
Limestone or granite blocks represented the primary building material for the Egyptian Pyramids. Those huge stones were quarried from nearby sites, such as Tura, for the Great Pyramid. The workers involved likely used copper tools, such as saws and chisels, as a way to extract the stones from the quarries. The stones were transported to the construction site.
The construction techniques for the pyramids remain a subject of scholarly investigation. The main theory suggests that a straight or zigzagging ramp was used to transport the huge stones to the higher levels of the pyramid. While the exact configuration of the ramp is still under debate, possibilities range from straight external ramps to spiral or zigzagging internal ramps.
Building the core of the pyramids:
The construction process also involves layering the stones to create the core structure of the pyramids. The workers would precisely cut and fit the blocks together without using mortar. The stones that formed the inner core were usually rougher and smaller, as the outer casing stones were more finely polished and larger. Researchers have been amazed by the precision of the stone cutting, with joints often less than a millimeter in width.
It’s obvious that an enormous workforce was needed to build the pyramids. Contrary to popular misconceptions, evidence suggests that the labor force consisted mainly of skilled and well-fed workers. Considering archaeological discoveries, such as the settlements of workers near the pyramid construction sites, it seems that the workers were housed, fed, as well as likely organized into labor gangs with specific tasks.
Tools such as copper and later bronze tools like saws, chisels, and drills were used by the ancient Egyptians for quarrying and construction. It is believed that the effectiveness of such tools, accompanied by the skilled craftsmanship, allowed for the recession needed in the construction of the pyramids.
Surely, we can’t say for sure that the Egyptian Pyramids were not created by aliens. We only say that it’s indeed feasible for those buildings to represent only the work of human minds. After all, we’re not even sure that intelligent aliens capable of traveling to other planets exist in the first place, which is an argument strong enough to say that extraterrestrial beings responsible for creating the Egyptian Pyramids remains a farfetched claim.
The oldest Egyptian pyramid remains the Pyramid of Djoser, which is located at Saqqara, near Cairo, Egypt. It was built during the 27th century BCE for Pharaoh Djoser by his architect known as Imhotep.
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