Expert Claims: I Know How The Egyptians Transported The Heavy Blocks

Pyramids of Giza

One expert claims to know how the Ancient Egyptians transported the blocks required to build the Pyramids. The Pyramids at Giza Plateau in Egypt are one of the Seven Wonder of the Ancient World. Recent estimates have proclaimed roughly 170,000 tons of rock was needed to construct these marvels. So, how exactly did an ancient civilization transport this amount of earth?

Over the years many Egyptologists have put forward their opinions and theory on the matter. Experts have agreed that much of the stone was transported from Luxor. The city of Luxor sits on the bank of the River Nile, some 500 miles south of Giza. But experts cannot agree on how the quarried material was transported.

The larger limestone blocks that make up the Pyramids at Giza weigh up to 10 tons. Whereas the smaller ones are roughly 1.5 tons in weight. So, how was it possible for a lesser advanced civilization to transport such immense weights?

Building Pyramids

An artists illustration of how the Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramids of Giza. Image credit: Disclose.

In accordance with a documentary, the River Nile played a huge part in the construction.

The importance of the Nile to the Ancient Egyptians cannot be downplayed. We are aware the famous river provided a favorable environment in a not so forgiving world. However, it seems the ancient Egyptians also used it as a means of transportation.

Author of the documentary “Egypt: Quest for the Lord of the Nile“, Richard Bangs, claims the Nile was what made this ancient civilization thrive.

Transportation of the Pyramid Blocks

Mr. Bangs, an Egyptian enthusiast, said “The river made possible the transportation of goods and heavy stones to build monuments.

The Nile was the perfect transportation link for heavy materials. Materials such as the limestone used to build the Pyramids of Giza.

Many people had believed the ancient people used wooden rollers to move the blocks. However, recent demonstrations have proved this would be insufficient for a number of reasons. The first being that the wood could not support the weight of some of the immense blocks. And secondly, the manpower required to move the blocks would also be insufficient.

Building the Pyramids

The Egyptians likely used the Nile as a source of transportation used in the construction of the great Pyramids in Egypt. Image source: Tes.

So, it is more likely that the Egyptians used the River Nile to transport the blocks.

However, moving the limestone blocks from Luxor up north to Giza by way of the Nile is only half of the task in building these incredible monuments. Once at the building site, how did they move the slabs of the boat and into position?

Building the Egyptian Pyramids

In accordance with a Channel 4 documentary called Egypt’s Great Pyramid: The New Evidence, waterways were made. The documentary explains that the Egyptians used an intricate system of canals to float and pull the blocks closer to the building site.

The blocks were still stationed on a boat and pulled through the canal systems with rope.

The 2017 documentary provides evidence in the way of a diary. The diary is from an overseer of the Pyramid construction and discovered at the seaport of Wadi al-Jafr. According to the writing, the Egyptians floated the stone blocks to the building site with canals dug from the River Nile itself.

Transporting Blocks

This image shows how the Egyptians transported the limestone blocks. Sourced: Cheops Pyramide.

The Ancient Aliens Theory

The Ancient Aliens theory suggests that alien life had an influence on the outcome of our ancestors. Some believe that aliens on Earth aided in the construction of great monuments like the Giza Pyramids and Machu Pichu.

Others believe religious figures were aliens. This, in turn, has led them to ask were the Egyptian Gods aliens?

Over the years, many theories of alien life involvement have surfaced. However, as of yet, no fundamental proof has been demonstrated.

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