Ancient quarry ramp system may have helped workers build Egypt’s Great Pyramids. Published on 02 November 2018. University of Liverpool academics have discovered what may be the remains of a 4,500 year old ramp system to transport the huge alabaster blocks used in the construction of Egypt’s Great Pyramids.
The pharaoh and his pyramids were the focus of all social life in Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian people aided and venerated the king, laboring to realize his construction projects. In return the pharaoh guaranteed his people a stable and orderly community life. It was thus that the pyramids gained political meaning. They helped ensure power and stability for the pharaohs. A model of leadership.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country's famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery.
Enter the world of the ancient Egyptians. Find out why their mysterious civilisation, gods, godesses and pyramids capture the imagination.
Egyptian authorities have ordered its pyramids be disinfected to stop the coronavirus from spreading. It's one of the latest moves made by the government, which has also imposed a nightly curfew for the next two weeks, as well as closing schools and stopping flights into the country, other than those repatriating travelers. Egypt had more than 400 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 21.
The Pyramids of Egypt are among the largest structures ever built and are one of the most important examples of Ancient Egyptian civilization. Most were built during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. When the pyramid was almost finished, casing blocks of white limestone were laid on top of the main pyramid blocks. Each casing block was then trimmed so that the outer surface of the pyramid.
Few structures on the planet are as immediately recognizable as the Giza Pyramids, and travelers have several options for visiting these wonders of ancient Egypt. Most see them on a full-day tour from Giza or Cairo; these tours often also include a Nile River cruise or stops at other sights such as Memphis, the Egyptian Museum, and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Once at the pyramid site, explore.
The best analogy that people have related to is that the current landfill holds about 3.5 pyramids worth of garbage. The planned expansion would double that, leaving our community with 7 pyramids of garbage! I have been having a hard time finding good color photos of Giza and this one is great, especially because you can get a scale of the magnitude. Please let me know if I could have.