Have you ever wondered how the Egyptian pyramids were built or even when they began? How they are so fascinating and yet remain a mystery? These well-built structures are located in Giza, Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile River. The pyramids are the oldest and last surviving member of ancient admiration. These monuments from ancient Egyptian times are massive, and were made for kings to be buried in and remembered by.
The little evidence available led several archeologists to come up with more or less "believable" theories about the predynastic Egypt. Some sustained that the society before the pharaohs was a primitive and one that could not have evolved into the great Egyptian state without any outside help. Walter Brian Emory was one of the supporters of this theory. Only three years before this amazing discovery, another English archeologist, William Fliders Petrie, had unearthed at Naqada about twenty-one hundred graves containing such objects as fired-clay pots, palettes, and amulets made of stone, bone, and ivory. The latest graves were dated to about 3100 BC, while the earliest were dated to the predynastic period.
Netjerikhet Djoser, sometimes referred to by Zoser, was the 2nd King of Egypt's 3rd Dynasty, and probably the most famous king during this time period. Although there have been issues with the dates as to when he actually reigned, Most Historians believe that Djoser’s reign lasted between circa 2635 and 2610 BC. In modern inscriptions he is known by his Horus and Nebt-names, Netjerikhet, "the divine of body"( Clayton). Though the name Djoser may have been the king's birth name it only ever appears in later records. The earliest evidence that the two names belong to the same pharaoh is found on an engraving on a large rock on the island of Sehel.
The Great Pyramid’s ties to the Tower of Babel also help support the fact that the Great Pyramid was an astrological observatory. The Tower of Babel is supposed to have been built in order to see the sky. Since the Great Pyramid is supposed to be an imitation of the Tower of Babel, it can be thought to be built for a similar purpose. The Great Pyramid of Giza baffles those who try to decipher its significance. It stands out from all the other pyramids in Egypt.
Another reason, why people think the pyramid is famous is because, it is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the only monument still standing of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The ways that the Egyptians built the pyramids was amazing. The history of pyramids is very interesting. The first know pyramid is the Step Pyramid.
Why the Great Pyramid of Giza was built is a question that has been challenging archeologists, philosophers, and historians for hundreds of years. What we do know is that the Egyptians built it during the fourth dynasty under the rule of King Khufu in the area known as Giza. (i) The amount of people that it took to build such a massive structure has been the subject of dispute for hundreds of years. The Greek historian Herodotus believed that it took one hundred thousand workers over a twenty-year period to build the great pyramid, but recent archaeologists using modern calculations believe that the pyramid was built by four thousand primary laborers and sixteen to twenty thousand secondary workers but also over a twenty year time period. (ii) There are many competing theories on why the great pyramid was built, none of them are definite but all of them are interesting.
His was also the first one to reach great height in True Pyramid form.King Zoser's pyramid was the first pyramid ever built. It was built by Imhotep during the third dynasty. It was a very strong step pyramid. It stayed just as it was built for hundreds of years. During this time, people had the right to take stones away from anything that was built.
James and the other workers were digging these holes to later on build the mysterious Stonehenge. These blocks of stone weighed up to 50 tons and the digging of the holes took many hours of labor (“About”). It was also very hard work and took much dedication if they wanted to build Stonehenge perfect. For James he only worked on the diggings for 35 years. The digging only took a couple thousand years, but all together it took over 30 million hours of labor to complete Stonehenge (“About”).
In the deserts of Egypt lie the colossal remains of an ancient civilization. These enormous works of human endeavor are the only member of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World that time has passed down to us. These are, of course, the great pyramids of ancient Egypt. But these imposing structures were not built to impress civilization millennia down the road. The pyramids in fact had a purpose to the ancient Egyptians.
There have been many incorrect myths or ideas around who actually built the pyramids, and there are conflicting views. Recent studies say they were built by 10,000 workers, not 100,000, and the workers were not actually slaves of the Pharaoh, but paid and skilled workers, mainly Egyptian’s. It has long believed that this was slave work, but after much investigation, new conclusions have been reached, and it is not viewed as possible to be the work of slaves. They all lived nearby the construction site, in a temporary village made primarily for the workers, where they could stay and access the Pyramids easily. This village was a very organized community, and almost like it a real village, with businesses and houses.