The Egyptian pyramids are one of the most mysterious wonders of the world, and after centuries of research, scientist still can’t confirm how exactly they were made. Though archeologists have managed to pinpoint a few things about these gigantic burial sites, each day uncovers a brand new mystery.
When it comes to pyramids, we’re constantly reminded that we’ve only scratched the surface. Here are some incredible discoveries about the ancient pyramids of Giza – the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that survived.
Many Scientists Agree The Largest Pyramid Was Built In 20 Years By 20,000 People
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For centuries, the Great Pyramid, which was thought to be built around 2550 BC by Pharaoh Khufu, was the largest structure in the world. Our historical findings teach us that Egyptians used only wooden implements along with ropes and pulleys.
This wasn’t easy. In fact, it’s so astounding scientists aren’t even sure it how it could be possible. It’s thought that 20,000 workers built the Great Pyramid over a period of 20 years.