The Great Pyramid of Giza

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2,6 million stone blocks? 6 million tons? You damn right!

No one knows how the Pyramids were built. Anything we read in books are simple theories that can’t be proven. The only thing we can do is looking at facts and think for ourselves.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest man made building on Earth and the last standing of the Ancient World’s 7 Wonders. At an estimated 2,6 million stone blocks for a total weight of 5,9 to 6,2 million tons, the Great Pyramid of Giza equals the weight of 16 Empire State Buildings! The stone blocks used for the construction weight from 2 to 50 tons each. Each block is individual and like we can see in South America, they are all given a different shape to create a earthquake proof building (Cairo was totally destroyed in 1303 by an earthquake, but the pyramid didn’t move an inch) by assembling them in a puzzle-like fashion.

The Upper Chamber is made of 130 granite monoliths weighing between 12 and 72 tons each, risen 70 meters above ground level. Their alignement is almost laser flat, reaching an accuracy of 0,5 millimeter and the surface is so perfectly polished that you can almost see yourself in it.

Egyptology says the Pyramid was built in 20 years. However, it is impossible to decide of a building timeframe without a defined building method. Regardless how delusional this is, let’s say Egyptology is right. Let’s have a quick look at what it means. 12 hours of work per day, 365 days a year (disregarding Nile floods which didn’t allow work all year round) we have 2,6 million stone blocks in 20 years . This means 1 block excavated from the Aswan quarry (900km South!), transported to Giza, cut, and perfectly assembled up to 135 meters high every…2 minutes!