Millions of tourists visit the one among the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. This thousand old place is just 50 miles from the center of modern Cairo. Many scientists, archeologists, and historians are debating about the same question for centuries, how was the great pyramid built?
Back at school, history teachers taught us that a big army of slaves carried huge blocks of limestone and granite to Giza. But it is not the whole truth. A French architect, Jean Pierre Houdin reached the great pyramid’s mystery with the eye of an architect.
He started to study the architectural plans of pyramids thoroughly and he began to notice those small details that even Egyptologists missed. We know that a ramp was built across the pyramids to carry the stones.
But he said that this is not the actual thing but there was a ramp inside the pyramid with its slope 7% upwards, so the slaves can pull or push it to the top. He said that beginning from the ground, the ramp finishes at the top of it. But it isn’t that easy as it sounds, because the pyramids have three chambers connected by passageways.
The first one is below the pyramid, known as Queen’s Chamber; at the middle is the Grand Gallery; which is a mysterious room and above all is the King’s Burial Chamber. So, is it possible that the ramp will go from inside the pyramid without running into these chambers and passageways?
He said that it is possible if the ramp is stated inside the plain 10 feet outer surface of the pyramid. Having turned in every level all the way to the pyramid’s top. And surprisingly, Jean Pierre’s ramp snaked to the top without hitting the chambers or the passageways.
Jean Pierre’s theory is the real possibility to build the pyramid describing it with a 3D model, first time in the history. Still, there are problems needed to be solved, how to turn the blocks around the pyramid?
If w make the ramp inside then the slaves will reach the end of the pyramid. Then where they will stand to pull the block? Or from where they will push it? Well, Jean Pierre suggested t leave the corners open, where the man can have fresh air and light; but more importantly, for the turn; a 30 feet notch after every end of the ramp with a crane to lift and position the block.
Probably, these were the machines Herodotus wrote about. If there were internal ramp then it should have spotted during the high-tech survey in the 1980s. But the report the French team published doesn’t give any solid proof that the pyramids had inner ramps.
So, it means that Jean Pierre is wrong! After 15 years, a man from the French team invited Jean Pierre to meet and during the meeting, he showed him something very interesting about the pyramid.
Dr. Bleep showed him a diagram which French wasn’t able to understand and that’s why they didn’t publish it. A low-density spiral shape inside the great pyramid was seen on it. New proof based on a 45-year-old papyrus found in Wadi al-Jarf says men transported those limestones and granites on boats from Torah to Giza.
At first, those men had to transform the landscape to the redirected water via the Nile to direct water that to the pyramid through artificial canals. After it, they started a three days transportation journey to the construction spot.
So, now you have probably understood, what the diagram was about. Archeologists also found some wooden boats and they described it more clearly like they found the evidence of it under the Giza plateau, the place where the central canal was flowing. Two boat pit between the Queen’s pyramid, one beside mortuary temple; total seven boat pits across the Khufu’s pyramid.