Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Demystifying the Egyptian Pyramids with Hard Facts

Via Ol' Remus

It has always fascinated, and worried me at the same time, how many people I meet that are still mesmerized by aspects of the pyramids in Egypt that archeologists solved many years ago. The when, how, what and where aspects are all now understood, leaving “why” as the real mystery.

How Many People Built The Great Pyramid?

Archeologists, Engineers and amateur enthusiasts debate on exactly “how many” people contributed to the building of the pyramids in Egypt, which were erected for each of three pharaohs: Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Most Egyptologists over the last two decades have thought this number to be between to 20,000 or 30,000 based on the size of the tombs and the cemetery, but famed Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, believes around 36,000 ancient Egyptians built the pyramids.

The first attempt at guessing what this elusive number might be was made by the Greek historian Herodotus, who estimated that “100,000 men worked in three shifts” to build the structures. The trouble with this account is that it was unclear whether each shift contained 100,000 men, or 33,000 men worked three shifts. According to a archeologist Mark Lehner of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and Harvard Semitic Museum postulated a different number.


  1. The great pyramids of Egypt are one of my many eclectic interests, along with everything ancient. First, Zahi Hawass, is myopic in his view of the pyramids. He steadfastly refuses to consider, any discussion that there was influence other than Egyptian. And has refused any investigations that might prove him wrong. Anyone with an open mind, accepts the evidence that the sphinx, is much older than the Egyptian Dynasty period. There was a time the argument could be made, there is nothing older to prove an earlier culture. With the discovery of Göbekli Tepe, that argument can no longer be made. In fact, the age of Göbekli Tepe, matches the estimated age of the sphinx.

    The Great Pyramid also known as the Pyramid of Khufu. The accepted mainstream timespan for construction is 23 years. In the Great Pyramid, it is made up of more than 2.5 million individual stones. These stones weigh a minimum 2-tons, to over 80-tons. The outer mantle was composed of 144,000 casing stones, all of them highly polished and flat to an accuracy of 1/100th of an inch, about 100 inches thick and weighing approximately 15 tons each. If they worked 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, never taking a break. To construct the pyramid in 23-years. The workers had to, cut, dress, move, and set a stone every 2 minutes.

    I have no idea how the pyramids were build. But I believe, no one else knows either. Anyone saying they know how the pyramids were constructed, is lying. Not one of the theories by anyone can place the stones that fast. Except for one. The Egyptians did not build the pyramids. They reused objects that were already there. Like the sphinx.

    One thing to also point out. The two links in the article are from 1992 and 1997. Both of these predate the discovery of Göbekli Tepe. It is that discovery that proves there was an advanced civilization that preceded the pyramids by thousands of years. Up until its discovery “civilization” only dated to about 4500 BC. Göbekli Tepe pushed that date back to at least 10,500 BC.