Archaeologists have found out how the Egyptian pyramids were built

(ORDO NEWS) — One of the most amazing achievements of mankind is considered to be the construction of the pyramids at Giza, which began approximately 4500 years ago.

For a long time, experts tried to establish how giant building blocks were delivered to the site back then.

As it turned out, the solution to this mystery is hidden in a branch of the Nile River that was lost many centuries ago.

Today, the main stream of the Nile is located at a distance of 8 km from the pyramids of Giza. This is quite a long way to move many stones across the sand.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that more than 4 millennia ago, the Nile Khufu branch, which no longer exists, was located next to the pyramid complex.

It is interesting that scientists have previously put forward the version that Khufu was very important in Egypt in ancient times, because it was used to deliver building materials to the pyramids.

However, there was no evidence for this assumption.

Some time ago, scientists from France conducted a new study, with the help of which they were able to obtain the history of this section of the river.

For this, pollen grains extracted from the floodplain were studied. Experts studied the growth and death of 61 plants along the floodplain, which allowed them to understand how the water level rose and fell in the branches of the Nile during the 8,000-year history of ancient Egypt.

They managed to find out that during the African wet period, which lasted 14,800-5,500 years ago, the water level in the Khufu arm rose very much.

For a long time, the sleeve remained navigable. As a result, the ancient Egyptians were able to build the giant pyramids 4500 years ago.

It is interesting that the arm of Khufu at a certain period reached the Great Sphinx, which was much higher than the rest of the complex.

At the same time, scientists note that many other details of the construction still remain a mystery.


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