(ORDO NEWS) — There are many speculations and theories about the Egyptian pyramids. There was controversy over who built the pyramids: worshiped gods, aliens, inhabitants of Atlantis. Experts proved the groundlessness of all these hypotheses and said that the builders were ordinary people.
It is reported by Live Science.
Moreover, scientists talked about the life of working people. As it turned out in those days they were well fed and given shelter. Healers also worked at construction sites. They were helping injured workers.
The builders were fed in the field kitchens. The chefs prepared a lot of meat dishes. This is evidenced by the skeletons of animals (small and large horned livestock), which were slaughtered in large numbers at the construction sites.
Historians said that wealthy merchants were also interested in building the pyramids. Pharaoh could allocate good land donations for participation in the process of building the tomb. Not all workers were equal. Some have successfully moved up the career ladder: from handyman to foreman.
In 2013, archaeologists found papyri. Since the ancient Egyptian language is considered dead and all the letters of the alphabet are unknown to this day, their deciphering took years. But when the papyri were translated, it turned out that they described one of the construction crews in Giza. It consisted of 200 hired builders led by the official Merer.
Therefore, archaeologists agree that at that time construction brigades were formed and people were voluntarily hired. The workers were paid not in money, but in cloth (textiles were highly valued). Hired builders are farmers. They performed any work: transported limestone along the river, were engaged in construction between crops and harvests (in ancient Egypt, the harvest was harvested three times a year).
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