People have long been intrigued with Egypt’s pyramids, and it’s hard to blame them given the mystery surrounding their creation. Many probably don’t believe the conspiracy claims that they were built by aliens, but deep down in heart, most people sense that the pyramids of Egypt weren’t actually erected with slave labors in an ordinary way as the mainstream researchers claim.
So, how did humans 4,000 years ago build some of the world’s largest, most sophisticated and renowned structures? The mystery of how the pyramids were built may be getting closer to being answered. Did machines construct Egypt’s Pyramids?
In 440 BC, the Greek philosopher and historian Herodotus wrote “The Histories,” which is regarded as one of his most significant writings. The great historian discusses historical records and traditions from Western Asia, North Africa, and Greece, including politics, geography, and customs.
“The Histories” was so transcendent that it established the framework for historical research in our culture. However, it is conceivable that he is hiding the truth about a mystery that humanity has been attempting to solve for years within his words.
The mystery associated with the pyramids of Egypt
The Egyptian pyramids are masonry constructions in the shape of perfect geometrical pyramids that were built in Egypt thousands of years ago. According to reports, the number of recognized Egyptian pyramids is around 118 as of October 2021. During the Old and Middle Kingdom periods, the majority were constructed as tombs for the kingdom’s pharaohs and their companions.
The first Pyramid in Egypt was built during the reign of Pharaoh Djoser during the Third Dynasty. The stone-built edifice that rose in stages was the start of one-of-a-kind architecture ― a great revolution in the culture of ancient Egypt.
The Step Pyramid of Djoser, the second king of the Third Dynasty, was constructed within a large enclosure on a commanding position at Saqqara, overlooking the ancient city of Memphis.
The Djoser Pyramid was built in Saqqara, Egypt, between 2630 BC and 2611 BC as a tomb for Pharaoh Djoser (or Zoser). Even though it is the world’s oldest intact large-scale stone edifice, it is frequently overshadowed by Egypt’s most famous pyramids.
The pyramid was 60 meters tall, and it is thought that it was erected in stages, beginning with the square portion of its base and ending with a sixth that terminated at the summit. However, it wasn’t until Sneferu took the throne that the pyramid was redesigned. This king built three pyramids, which completely altered the construction and design of Egyptian pyramids.
Surprisingly, scholars think that the Red Pyramid, erected in the royal necropolis of Dahshur, served as the model for the Great Pyramid of Giza. With the passage of time, these Great Pyramids became a tourist destination as well as one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions.
However, no documentation of their construction has been discovered, nor has any clarity been achieved as to how and who constructed these spectacular structures in the ancient times. There is no indication of how they were erected in any ancient Egyptian literature. This has become one of the most perplexing riddles in archaeology, as well as in entire society.
The incredible level of precision suggests pyramids were constructed using machinery
It is widely believed that with the advent of Cheops, a new period in pyramid construction started. Jufu o Jéops, commonly known as Cheops, was the second pharaoh of the fourth dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, reigning from 2589 BC to 2566 BC.
Cheops is credited with the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which he built with the architect Hemiunu within a restless period of 20 years. Herodotus claims as follows:
“Cheops had the Great Pyramid of Giza erected, going so far as to prostitute his own daughter in order to get cash to build his pyramid… During his reign, all temples were closed to worship, and Egypt was in dire straits, being despised by the Egyptians.”
Because no record has been unearthed, it is assumed that it is just a hypothesis acknowledged by archaeology because no document supports it. The Great Pyramid of Giza has a total capacity of 2,583,283 cubic meters, making it the third-largest in the world in terms of volume, although it is the highest at 146.7 meters.
The accuracy with which the Great Pyramid is created, however, is the most unexpected and inexplicable fact to professionals involved with it. Those in charge of constructing the pyramids did it with such meticulous accuracy that it is almost impossible to recreate the structure in current times.
The most intriguing aspect is that it is one of the most sophisticated works in terrestrial history, although no documentation has been found. Well, it’s feasible that a record exists that discusses the effort done to create them, even though it emerged 2,000 years later.
Herodotus and advanced machines
Herodotus discusses probable technological equipment or machinery employed during the construction of at least the Great Pyramid of Giza in his work “The Histories.”
According to the inscription, once the base stones were placed, “machines” were employed to install those that went atop it. However, Herodotus himself is uncertain regarding the number of machines employed to build Egypt’s pyramids.
The following is a text excerpt from ‘The Histories’:
“The pyramid was erected on steps, in the shape of battlements, as some name it, or in the shape of a tall one, according to others.” After laying the foundation stones, they used machines to install the remaining stones…
… The first machine hoisted them off the ground and onto the first step. On top of this was another machine, which took the stone upon its arrival and brought it to the second step, from whence it was advanced still higher by a third machine.
Either they had as many machines since there were steps in the pyramid, or they had only one machine that, because it was readily movable, shifted from one layer to the other as the stones ascended; both claims are supplied, therefore I discuss both…
Historians believe Herodotus got this information from priests he met in Egypt. What did Herodotus mean when he said: “machines that raised the stones and placed them in their places”?
The words that sound more like a conspiracy theory are actually penned by one of humanity’s most prominent historians. Is this an evidential old document that indicates the ancient Egyptians had the support of a previously undiscovered superior technology or that they had advanced technology and knowledge beyond their times?
This even leads to the conclusion that all of the world’s pyramids were created using these potential devices. There are several possibilities; possibly individuals responsible for bringing this technology took it with them after the work was completed.
This might explain why no traces have been discovered. The flawless building of the pyramids has led many to assume that mere humans were incapable of erecting them on their own, and the comments of such a significant historical figure only serve to strengthen these ideas. What are your thoughts? Did machines really build Egypt’s pyramids?