Who Built The Egyptian Pyramids Essay Research
Who Built The Egyptian Pyramids Essay, Research Paper
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 of inhabitants at the time of building the pyramid to be at around 50,000,000, that is quite interesting because the pyramids where built around 3000 B.C. and the population of the world was estimated at around 20,000,000 people. How could the Egyptians have built the pyramids if they did not have enough people? This itself proves the Egyptians could not have built the pyramids.
These arguments prove that it was nearly impossible for the Egyptians to have built the pyramids.
How would they do it, if they used a mile long ramp, it would take just as long to build and break down as it would take to build the pyramid alone. How did they know about pi? Or about the distance from the earth to the sun? Or where the center of the earth is? Another argument is how could they build in less than 20 years, this would take a miracle, the people would have to carve, carry, and lift 100 rocks per hour. If they could somehow manage to do that than they would need more people than the entire population of world, which is impossible unless there are others living amongst us. Not even the modern world could build such structures with their advanced technology; the Egyptians had no technology. The pyramids must have been built by a far more advanced civilization than the Egyptians or the modern day.