Near one of
the Gizeh pyramids, ruined walls 80m by 450m show a series of galleries where further excavations reveal bits of flint blade,
rubbers used to polish the stones, copper, sandstone and grinding pigment.
A series of
evenly spaced bore holes could have been used to hold poles, ensuring straight lines.
were marked with instructions including "This side up", group names of the workers and humorous messages including "How drunk
is the king?"
A French architect
has shown that 1 man can move a 1 ton block on a slippery path of Nile mud, therefore
teams of workers could have easily moved 2.2 ton blocks.
- Pictures from
the tomb of Djehutihotep showed 152 men moving a large statue of the Pharaoh on a wooden sled and a liquid being poured in
front of it to lessen the friction.
- Quarries across
still contain unfinished blocks the same size and shape of those used in the Great Pyramid.