5 Surprising Secrets of the Pyramids in Egypt Revealed
Did you know that three pyramids of Egypt – especially the Pyramid of Giza – are one of the most magnificent man-made structures in the world? Although these pyramids were made in the olden times, they have continued to amaze tourists who visit the country. In fact, many people around the world are still dying to see these beautiful wonders.
What people don’t know is that Egypt is still full of surprises that many people do not know about. So sit back and relax as we tell you five most surprising facts about the Egyptian pyramids.The pyramids weren’t built with a pointed top. Many of you probably imagine the tip of the pyramids to be shaped like a cone but the earliest pyramids weren’t that pointed at all. In fact, they have a flat top such as those pyramids found in the vast Saqqara burial ground.
Pyramids are Egyptians tombs.
Yes they are! Although they may look like just some tourist attractions to you, ancient people in Egypt built the pyramids to lay their ancestors to rest. The place is sacred rather than a fun destination. Tourists who come need to observe stringent rules upon going inside the pyramids.
Most pyramids were built in the Nile River.
Ancient Egyptian culture is guided by mythology. Since the pyramids were the final resting place of pharaohs, they are built near the river so their souls can begin a smooth journey to the other side.
Geologists are still wondering how the pyramids were built.
Can you even imagine how the ancient people were able to build towering pyramids considering the lack of construction machineries in the past? How did the people move the giant blocks? Although the pyramids were sort of a sad symbol for most Egyptian ancestors, many tourists can’t help but admire its unique structure.
The pyramids were not built by slaves.
You must have thought that the pyramids were built by slaves like how David’s temple was once built. In the 1990s, graves of the Egyptian builders were found in the place and they were found to be workers who belonged to the low-income family.
In ancient times, workers and builders would have a decent grave in honor for their effort but slaves normally did not have the same treatment.