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Secret to Great Pyramid's near perfect alignment possibly found

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Secret to Great Pyramid's near perfect alignment possibly found

Though slightly lopsided, the towering, Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, and now an archaeologist has figured out how the Egyptians may have aligned the monument almost perfectly along the cardinal points, north-south-east-west — they may have used the fall equinox. The fall equinox occurs halfway between the summer and winter solstices, when Earth's tilt is such that the length of the day and nightare almost the same. About 4,500 years ago, Egyptian pharaoh Khufu had the Great Pyramid of Giza constructed; it is the largest of the three pyramids — now standing about 455 feet...

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Giza Pyramid: Scientist Suggests There is an ‘Iron Throne’ in Unexplored Cavity

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Giza Pyramid: Scientist Suggests There is an ‘Iron Throne’ in Unexplored Cavity

In November 2017, the magazine Nature published the results of the ScanPyramids project revealing that there is a large cavity at least 30 meters long within the Pyramid of Cheops (Giza Pyramid) in Egypt. Since then, scientists and archaeologists around the world have been trying to discover what this void contains and what its purpose was. Giulio Magli, professor of Mathematics and Archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, has proposed one of the first hypotheses; his conclusions were published by Eurekalert. According to the scientist, the newly found chamber was hardly a mistake made during the construction, neither did it...

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Ancient mystery of how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza solved

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Ancient mystery of how the Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza solved

Archaeologists believe they have solved one of history's most puzzling questions - how the ancient Egyptians transported over 170,000 tons of limestone to build the Great Pyramid at Giza. New findings at the site on the outskirts of Cairo have revealed purpose-built boats were used to transport the huge stones. Archeologists have long known that some rock had been extracted eight miles from Giza in a place called Tura, while granite was quarried from over 500 miles away. The way in which these materials were transported however, has long been a source of disagreement amongst academics. A group of archaeologists...

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