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Who Built the Egyptian Pyramids
the Egyptian Pyramids
According to most beliefs, pyramids were
built with the help of great armies of slaves, by the ancient pharaohs
of Egypt as tombs for preserving their royal bodies. Pyramids were meant
to be monuments to the pharaoh's greatness, filled with great treasures
for the afterlife. There is only one problem with this popular theory,
the Great Pyramid itself contains no pharaoh's body, no treasure chamber,
and no treasures. Since no bodies or treasures were found this opens
up a door for the possibility that the pyramids were built by aliens using
their far-more advanced technology than the Egyptians had 4500 years ago
when the pyramids were built. This essay contains proof that the
Egyptians did not build the pyramids and will elaborate on: How could the
Egyptians build such structures, why the pyramids were built in their location,
how long it would take to build these pyramids and how many people.
One issue that appears is how have the
Egyptians built such massive structures without advanced technology? This
structures is thirty times larger than the Empire State Building, the Pyramid's
features are so large they can be seen from the Moon. I.E.S. Edwards
believes that a very long ramp was used. He says, "only one method of raising
heavy weights was open to the ancient Egyptians, namely by means by ramps
composed of brick and earth which sloped upwards from the level of the
ground to whatever height was desired". There are a few problems
with his theory one is that the ramp would probably end up being over a
mile long, meaning that the ramp itself would be harder to build than the
pyramid. I.E.S. Edwards also says. "Finally, when the wall had been
built to its full height, the ramp would be dismantled". Dismantling
the ramp would probably take years, and where would all the rocks be put?
This long ramp seems very unlikely; even if it were used it would still
take over a Pharaoh's lifetime to build.
Another interesting issue, is numbers.
Calculate the perimeter of the pyramid, and divide it by two times the
height, a number that is exactly equivalent to the number pi (3.14159...)
up to the fifteenth digit is produced. The chances of this happening are
remarkably small. Did the ancient Egyptians know what the number pi was?
Not likely, seeing as it was a number not calculated accurately to the
fourth digit, until the 6th century; and the pyramids calculate it to the
fifteenth. Another interesting fact is that the height of the pyramid
(481 feet) is almost exactly 1/1,000,000,000 of the distance from the earth
to the sun (480.6 billion feet). How would the Egyptians know how
far the earth is from the sun? Another believer of aliens quotes:
If you take the line of longitude
that the pyramid lies on, and the
latitude that the pyramid
lies on, 31 degrees north, by 31 degrees
west they are the two lines
that cover the most combined land
area in the world. (In essence,
the pyramid is the center of all of the
land mass of the whole earth!)
No way the Egyptians knew how to calculate
these figures and it is nearly impossible for all these numbers to be coincidental.
Only someone more advanced would know these figures.
Another important issue is the time it
would take to build one of the pyramids. Believers of the Egyptians
having built the pyramids say that they were built over a pharaoh's span,
which for Khufu who had the largest pyramid built for him was around 20
years. For the average pyramid, 100 heavy rocks that weighed about
two tons each had to be carved carried and piled on top of each other per
hour. Erich Von Daniken quotes:
If the industrious workers had achieved
the extraordinary daily piece rate of ten blocks piled on top of each other,
they would have assembled the 2,600,000 stone blocks into the magnificent
stone pyramid in about 250,000 days-664 years.
Six hundred and sixty-four years is a
very long life span for a human being. Surely the Egyptians would
have encountered problems trying to build a pyramid in at 20-year period.
Imagine counting the number of people
it would take to build the pyramids. To pull all the stones needed
to build the pyramid in a quick amount of time, the Egyptians would need
a couple hundred people per block, this would add up to thousands of people
which would be impossible to put together in one area. Charles E.
Sellier argues, "52,500 men all jammed together, shoulder to shoulder,
pulling and sliding in mud, while maneuvering huge blocks at great heights,
presents a ridiculous scenario. "According to Erich Von Daniken experts
now estimate the number
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