Pyramid Construction in Ancient Egypt By Amy Sencer

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Pyramid Construction in Ancient Egypt By Amy Sencer

Pyramid Construction in Ancient EgyptBy Amy Sencer

Moving stones in Ancient EgyptIn ancient times, there were no machines to assist in transporting large stones for the building of pyramidsPeople had to get very large stones across long distances There were several methods used to do thisSledge

Large blocks would be placed on a sledge and pulled along a track by a team of oxen or menBoatsBoats were secured to the tops of the stones. When the tide came in, the boats, and the stones, could travel to the other side of the water and unload the stones.

Rolling LogsThe Egyptians were able to move stones along large distances by placing them on top of several logs and rolling it forward. As the stone moved over a log, it was removed from the back and put down in front of the stone. This allowed the stone to move continuously.

Constructing the PyramidsOnce the stones arrived, they needed to be lifted up to build the pyramids.There are several theories as to how this was done

Stone Pouring

Some believed that the stones were actually a synthetic stone that was poured and cast right in place at the pyramids.The problem with this theory:

Disregards tools that have been found as well as the quarriesThe stones are irregular, not as if made by moldsThere is no evidence of molds

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