ARCHEOLOGISTS have finally debunked the insane conspiracy theory that aliens built the pyramids.
Recently discovered papyri detail the mammoth effort it took to build the Great Pyramid of Giza over 4,600 years ago.
The artifacts discovered in the eastern desert of Egypt detail the work of one of those responsible for the operation.
They were found in 2013 and are the subject of a new book by Egyptologists Pierre Tallet and Mark Lehner, reports The Spectator.
There are an estimated 138 surviving Egyptian pyramids, the most famous being the Great Pyramid of Giza near Cairo.
The 455-foot pyramid — the tallest man-made structure for 3,800 years — is the only surviving landmark of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Many have wondered how the ancient Egyptians could have built such incredible structures using technology 4,000 years old.
While some conspiracy theorists have suggested aliens may be involved, scientists and archaeologists have a more down-to-earth explanation.
They believe thousands of slaves used sleds to pull huge blocks of stone and a pulley system to haul them up the slopes of the pyramid.
The 2013 papyri – said to be the oldest papyri in the world – tell the story of mid-level Inspector Merer and his 40-strong naval gang.
Merer was captain of an elite unit that hauled workers and blocks of limestone up and down the Nile.
They also traveled to Sinai and Punt to collect materials such as copper, which covered the final structures.
“The builders of the gigantic pyramids of the 4th dynasty must have amassed more copper… than anywhere else in the world,” Tallet and Lehner write.
Merer and his crew were not paid slaves, rewarded with luxury fabrics for their efforts.
It is believed that it would have taken four teams like Merer’s 20 years to transport just the facing stone for the Great Pyramid.
Scientists have spent years figuring out exactly how the Great Pyramid was constructed.
It is believed that it took an army of at least 4,000 workers 20 years to construct the massive structure.
Water was used to lubricate the huge blocks of stone as they were dragged across the sand before being placed in place.
While many of the earlier “step” pyramids were not smooth-sided, all later pyramids were smooth-sided, reflecting how much the Egyptians’ techniques improved over time.
However, we still do not know exactly how the extremely sophisticated buildings were constructed, and historians still disagree on many of the details.
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https://www.the-sun.com/tech/4967959/proof-egypt-pyramids-built-aliens-construction-papers/ Proof Egypt’s pyramids were NOT built by aliens after lost ‘construction papers’ are found