One of the most mysterious and inexplicable constructions on the planet - The Giza pyramids had kept their secrets all the way through many thousands of years. Our best archeologists and researchers around the world desperate to unravel the secret behind the method how this megalith pyramids are constructed.
The primary reason that almost all Archaeologists disagreed with it’s exactly how the components was transported to Giza, currently a part of modern-day Cairo, for construction of Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb in 2600 BC.
Exactly how could possibly people with relatively crude equipment might possibly transfer several hundreds of tons of materials from Aswan, 500 miles to the southern area each and every day?
Is the answer to thousands years old question on the ancient papyrus?
This question might be just answered by the new discovery of an ancient papyrus, a ceremonial vessel along with system of a waterworks had uncovered the complicated infrastructure developed by ancient builders.
Discovered in the seaport Wadi Al-Jarf this ancient papyrus written by an overseer by name Merer , it brings light on exactly how this builders managed to build this enormous megalith structures.
According to this discovery in ancient times builders used wooden boats built with planks and rope to transfer the 170,000 tones of construction material along the River Nile.
This construction material was made by 2.3 million blocks of limestone, and using ropes and slaves was dragged through long system of canals yards away from the port to the pyramid.
Khufu The Boat and his great importance
In the middle of 20 century archeologist discovered two wooden boats that looked ancient in separate carved stone near the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
This boats identified as the world’s oldest intact boats has been described as “a masterpiece of woodcraft” that could sail today if put into water, lake and river. For long time has been thought about what exactly they were used for.
Were this boats made to take the Pharaoh on last drive into afterlife along with his equipment and possessions or was it made to serve him in his afterlife?
This boat its estimated to be from the time of second pharaoh Khufu who ruled the Egypt between 2609 BC – 2584 BC. This ancient boats were sewn together with rope, and with this technique they could easy transfer huge blocks from Aswan fall along the base of pyramids.
The reconstructed “solar barge” of Khufu (Image:: Berthold Werner)
Using 3D laser technology the leading scientist in this area managed to reproduce the construction process of the Khufu boat. As reported by the archeologist Mark Lehner underneath the Great Pyramid was discovered a centuries-old waterway used for the same purpose.
“We’ve outlined the central canal basin, which we think was the primary delivery area to the foot of the Giza Plateau,” as he reported.
There are many questions left unanswered about the way this pyramids are constructed.
Leeding egyptologists are hoping that all remain questions soon will be answered with the help of the Ancient papyrus of Merer.