The seven wonders of the world are an interest of mine. They are some of the oldest and most mesmerizing human fetes. One of those 7 wonders is the Great Pyramid of Giza, and how it was built has remained a question for years and years. Built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu in about 2,600BC over 20 years, the 481ft tall structure was the largest of all the pyramids and was, until the Middle Ages, the tallest man-made construction on Earth.
One of the main arguments between historians is how over 800 tons of material was transported over 500 miles to Giza. Well, a brand new discovery may have solved this debate. The discovery of an ancient papryus, ceremonial boat, was discovered. According to mirror, New evidence reveals thousands of labourers transported 170,000 tonnes of limestone along the Nile in wooden boats, held together by ropes, through a specially constructed system of canals, reports the Mail on Sunday .
The new discoveries were revealed in Channel 4 documentary Egypt’s Great Pyramid: The New Evidence last night. The documentary goes into extreme detail proving just how the amazing building came to be. Archaeologist Mark Lehner has also uncovered evidence of a waterway underneath the plateau the pyramid sits on.
He said: “We’ve outlined the central canal basin, which we think was the primary delivery area to the foot of the Giza Plateau.”
There have been so many conspiracy theories regarding the great pyramid, but this is far from one. These facts are proven in research and discovery. All of the evidence was collected and compiled by highly skilled teams and lovers of new information. I was in awe when I looked up pictures of what they have found. I encourage you to do so as well. Will you be watching the documentary?