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End of mystery?  Scientists suggest how the pyramids were built

End of mystery? Scientists suggest how the pyramids were built

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Scientists From the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the US, they may have solved a mystery that has persisted for more than 4,000 years: how The pyramids of Egyptincluding the famous The pyramid in Giza. According to one study, Published in the scientific journal NatureThe researchers concluded that the pyramids were most likely Built from the ancient “navigable branch” of the Nile River, Which was buried over time by sand storms and is currently under deserts and lands used for agriculture in the country.

The idea that the ancient Egyptians may have used a navigation route close to the pyramids, to enable the transportation of stone blocks, is not a widely accepted idea. But until now there has been no evidence to prove this theory. “No one was sure of the location, shape, size, or proximity of this waterway to the site of the pyramids,” Iman Ghoneim, a professor and one of the authors of the research, told the BBC in London.

Satellite efforts

Obtain To this In conclusion, the researchers used various resources to map this branch of the Nile River – which they called “the pyramids” (“pyramid” in Arabic) and which they believe disappeared thousands of years ago. Among them are historical maps, sediment surveys (sample recovery technology), geophysical surveys, and even satellite radar that was able to penetrate the surface of the sand and produce images that showed buried rivers and ancient structures on the slope of the place where most of the ancient Egyptian pyramids are located.

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Researcher Susan Onstein told the BBC: “Finding the real branch and having this data that shows a waterway that could have been used to transport heavy blocks, equipment and people, helps us explain the construction of the pyramids.” “The ancient Egyptians could have used river power to move these heavy masses, rather than human labor. It was much less effort.”

According to the study, this “branch” of the Nile River is 64 kilometers long, its width ranges between 200 and 700 meters, and it is adjacent to the 31 pyramids that were built between 3,700 and 4,700 years ago. The study describes that “the proximity of this branch to the river indicates that it was active and working during the construction phase of the pyramids.”