I started writing about facts and now more I write about it, the more I get addicted, and today I thought to write facts about Ancient Egyptian Pyramids. Pyramids are, well, Pyramid-like Megastructures built in Egypt, in Ancient times. Although Pyramids are also found in South American countries, but Egyptian Pyramids are more popular because they are Ancient, Large and Mysterious (well, that is just a stereotype).
So here I’m presenting the Top 10 Facts about Egyptian Pyramids.
10. Tallest Building? Yes You’re Right:
Until the Lincoln Cathedral built, in England around 1311, the Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man-made building in this world. It held that title for an unmatched streak of 3871 years.
9. An Age-less Gift From Time:
Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the seven wonders of Ancient world, and the only one to sill exist.
8. Number Of Workers:
The construction of the Pyramid of Giza, According to rough estimates, around 100 thousand workers (or slaves, depends upon which way you’re heading to) were involved.
7. Along The West Bank:
All the Pyramids are built along the west bank of river Nile. It is so because river Nile has unusual significance in Ancient Egypt Mythology, it was the sight of Sun set and hence associated with death in Egyptian Mythology.
6. Not Just an Eternal Resting Place:
Besides the Mummies of the Pharaohs or other Royal family members, Pyramids also contain goods, which Egyptians thought, would be “used” by them. Ancient Egyptians believed that their Pharaohs’s spirit will need these goods in after-life. So they would put virtually everything from coins, gold vessels and jewels to food and furniture, beside the Mummified bodies of their Kings.
5. Connection With Orion’s Belt:
The Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu are perfectly right under the Constellation of Orion (one of the most popular constellation around the World). And its not a mere a coincidence. These two collections have a lot more common things than usual. These stars make the very same angle with Milky way, which these three pyramids make with Nile river.
One theory suggests that, they really did this, to replicate the Heaven on Earth(really ?).
4. Ultimately North:
The Great pyramid is the world’s most precisely aligned object, heading towards Exact North. It has the margin of error, by only 3/60th degree. As we know that the North pole has been moved from its origin with the passage of time, it can be assumed that upon its building, it was perfectly aligned with the North Pole.
3. True Center:
One more interesting fact about Great Pyramid of Giza is that it is Located just over the center of this Planet. The east-west parallels and South-North Meridians cross each other, right underneath this Great Pyramid. So if you ever thought that they probably started making Pyramids without any thinking, then it’s time to change your mind.
2. Pure Engineering:
The coffer of Great Pyramid is made up of solid black Granite. It has been studied that Granite Chamber is too big for passages, so they probably made it at the construction sight. Even then it was not an easy task, cutting Granite would at least required 8-9 ft. long Saws with Sapphire teeth.
Microscopic view of coffer, showed that it was done by fixed point drill-machine-like structures, that have a whopping drilling force of 2 tons. Furthermore, its door weighted 20 tons, but required only minimum force to be opened from inside.
1. Mathematics is There, in Pyramids Too:
I know we hate it (well, most of us), but Mathematical connection is there whenever there is even a slightest hint of Engineering. So there is no difference here, even the relationship between Phi (F) and Pi (p) was first expressed with the basic proportions of this Mega Structure, simply Known as The Great Pyramid.
When its total mass is multiplied by 10^8, it’ll give you the rough estimate of total mass of this planet.
That’s it readers. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post. I know that there are many other assumptions and baseless theories about the building of Ancient Egyptian pyramids, like Involvement of Aliens but I have only stated facts and figures and not just theories.
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