TIL it took 4 people only 4 days to Replicated a typical 2.5 tonne Block of the Great Pyramid, using the same tools found in an abandoned ancient quarry (copper chisels, wooden mallets, etc.)

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which equates to 27 years of 3500 quarry men working. might get a little boring after a while, but hell of a feat Edit: just to clarify based on replies, this is just to quarry the stones, i believe the transport and assembly process remains a major mystery

Carl_The_Sagan

Most of the farmers around the Nile delta didn’t have much work to do during the dry season. The last thing a ruler needs is the whole population idle for months every year. Pyramid building makes sense

stateofyou

People act like aliens did it and it makes me surprised they discount humans so much.

ksk3

I thought the debate was how they positioned the blocks into a pyramid? Not just making the blocks

toadAsFuck

Only?! Pharaoh Khufu’s Great Pyramid is the largest in Giza and is estimated to be made from 2.3 million stone blocks each weighing an average of 2.5 to 15 tons.

RickRudeAwakening