Sunday, November 24, 2019

Pyramids of Giza essays

Pyramids of Giza essays One of the great wonders of the world is the Great Pyramids at Giza. They were many of thousands of year ago, before Christ was born. How in the world did the Egyptians build such a building? Their technology wasnt as advanced as are our today in the 20th century. They didnt have mechanical devices such as craters, or even cars. All they had were their hands, and maybe a wheel of some sort. Robert, an architect tried to build a scale model of one the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Khufu pyramid. Robert thought of all the possible ways the Egyptians used to build this pyramid with out modern technology. Probably one of the most difficult ways of building the pyramid was getting the rocks, weighing over 100 tons, over to the sight where the pyramid was to be built, from a quarry. Robert used something like a wheel to transport the rocks, weighing only about 1 ton from a quarry near the sight of the Khufu pyramid. He would have the stone on a wooden plaque and underneath would be logs of wood. A rope would be tied to the rock and men would pull the rope making the rock roll from log to log. As this was done, men would keep replacing logs in front to keep the path going. Even a 1-ton rock was incredibly heavy and took a lot of men, imagine the Egyptians transporting rocks over 100 tons to their destination. It would probably take 10 times as many men and effort. Also dont fo rget that what Robert was building was only a scale model, the Egyptians built the real thing meant for the Pharaoh Khufu to be buried in. Another problem Robert faced when constructing this scale model of the Pyramid of Khufu was getting the rocks to be placed properly on top of one other. When they had the first layer down, the next idea was to place the next layer of rocks. Imagine now lifting a 1-ton rock about 10 feet high. Robert used the idea that the Egyptians might have used a ramp to push or pull the rocks up to where the next level wou...

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