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There have been many theories regarding how the pyramids at Giza were constructed. Most experts agree that they were constructed as burial monuments for pharaohs, but 2 Running Head: HUM111 Week 4 ... Assignment “how” these ancient people constructed monuments of such great size without modern machinery is a mystery which is still being debated. Pyramids are among the greatest wonders of earth. The Aztecs, The Mayans and the Egyptians all built their own pyramids. But it was the Egyptians who set up the standard of pyramids. A pyramid is a huge monument with square base along with four triangular meeting towards a point. It wasn’t a very easy thing to build such a huge monument without the modern instruments of construction which we use today. That’s why it is still a mystery how the Egyptians built those huge things in Giza. Quite a few theories were given. None of those theories were totally perfect. It was quite obvious that the Egyptians used their sandstones and lime stones for construction of the pyramids. But there are evidences of using granite as well. According to the theory of Redford, the main thing which was used for pyramid construction was manpower. Many other theories agreed to this. The first challenge was to cut the stones according to shapes and sizes. In those days there were not sharp and strong instrume [Show More]

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