Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Great Pyramid of Giza

 From Insider:

Hughes cited a 4,500-year-old journal by a man named Merer, which was discovered by French archaeologists in a cave near the Red Sea. Merer's account, written with hieroglyphs on papyrus, described the months he spent working on the majestic pyramid. 

Among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza comprised two million casing stones and purportedly took about 20 years to be completed. Thanks to the diary, experts now know that the original stones were polished white, and "would [have] gleamed in the Egyptian Sun," Hughes detailed in the documentary. Merer explained that the pristinely white limestone blocks were carried from 15 miles away along the Nile. It would take a day for the stones to be ferried to the destination, he wrote in his journal. (Read more.)


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