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Just watched a history programme where archeologists uncovered:
Two ports
A canal that was used to float stones up to the pyramid site.
The papyrus of a crew organiser detailing:
What the barges looked like
How they were built
Built a replica and used it to carry a stone across the river​
A town at the foot of the pyramid site to accommodate the builders

So much more, so much stuff being uncovered, and interestingly how it was the construction of the pyramids that made Egypt as a leading nation in its day.

Really interesting watching local masons shape a limestone facing stone, which meant getting the front face shear angle as close to NN.N degrees, and doing so with staggering accuracy ... no aliens or alien-tech stone cutting tools required!
 

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Just watched a history programme where archeologists uncovered:
Two ports
A canal that was used to float stones up to the pyramid site.
The papyrus of a crew organiser detailing:
What the barges looked like
How they were built
Built a replica and used it to carry a stone across the river​
A town at the foot of the pyramid site to accommodate the builders

So much more, so much stuff being uncovered, and interestingly how it was the construction of the pyramids that made Egypt as a leading nation in its day.

Really interesting watching local masons shape a limestone facing stone, which meant getting the front face shear angle as close to NN.N degrees, and doing so with staggering accuracy ... no aliens or alien-tech stone cutting tools required!
Happy to remember the name of the program?
 
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