The Great Pyramid of Giza is a masterpiece that has earned its title as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The precise architecture has been baffling archaeologists and scientists for decades. Up to this day, the structure remains largely intact despite factors such as erosion and the harsh conditions of the desert.
But how exactly did the Ancient Egyptians manage to create this awe-inspiring monument? It should be noted that The Great Pyramid consists of millions of hewn stones that weigh approximately two tons each. Even with the help of modern technology and up-to-date construction equipment, building a structure as big as the final resting place of Pharoah Khufu would be an ominous task that no one is willing to take.
The Great Pyramid of Giza: An Ancient Mystery
According to history, the Great Pyramid of Giza was built sometime between 2589 and 2504 BC after being commissioned by Pharoah Khufu. Aside from its physical grandeur, scientists have been drawn to the precision of its coordinates. The Great Pyramid measures 750 feet long at each base, which are situated along the four cardinal points: North, South, East, and West.
The ratio of its circumference to its original height is equivalent to pi (3.14), a measurement that was yet to be discovered a millennium later. A number of experts have come to the conclusion that while the ancient Egyptians didn’t encode the concept of pi in their documents, they could have based their measurements on the Egyptian unit of measure seked to get the precise proportions of the finished structure.
Perhaps another one of the greatest mysteries surrounding the Great Pyramid is the fact that it is positioned exactly at the geographical center of the Earth. So without any form of aviation developed during this time, how was it possible for the builders to get such precise measurements?
The astronomical configuration of the pyramid complex has been a subject of interest as well. Theorists have it that they all align with the stars in Orion’s Belt. It’s also worth mentioning that ancient Egyptians were completely obscure to space travel during this time. Lastly, if you multiply the pyramid’s height by a thousand million, you get 98,000,000 miles, which is the approximate distance between the earth and the sun. It is a little too coincidental to be considered an accident, don’t you think?
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The Mind-Altering Theories Surrounding the Great Pyramid
All these pieces of information take us back to the first question: how exactly was the Great Pyramid of Giza constructed? How were the 2.5 million blocks of stone cut with laser-like precision? How did the builders move the materials across the rough terrain and manage to position them perfectly in place?
But more importantly, how did a human civilization manage to gather that many resources in such a limited amount of time?
The answers may not be revealed right now, but there are several theories after years of rigorous study. The theories behind the Great Pyramid range from scientific to the paranormal. British Egyptologist John Romer has suggested that the Egyptians could have laid out a plan on the ground on a 1-to-1 scale. Using this working diagram could have taken them about 14 years to construct the Great Pyramid. As for the actual construction process, experts have listed several steps such as quarrying, the use of ramps, and natural resources like the Nile river as crucial elements in creating the pyramids.
In contrast, conspiracy theorists have come to believe that it was impossible for humans to build such great structures. The complexity of the Great Pyramids of Giza has reinforced the belief that the true architects behind this monument were not exactly humans.
So were the pyramids created by ancient aliens or was it the works of genius engineering? Scientists from the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities continue to study the area for more information. In addition to finding out more about the Great Pyramid’s origin, this project may also reveal any undiscovered chambers within its walls.