Giza Pyramids – TheSurrounding TheoriesThe last standing of the seven wonders of thehistorical world, the highly regarded pyramids of Giza are perhaps the mostwell-known and talked about structures in history pages. Those huge monumentshave been unsurpassed in height for years to come even long after their creation, and solely to retain their places as a wonder andenigma to everyone who cared to look into it; for it amazes and enthrals everyone with theiroverwhelming mass, structural design and geometrical perfection. The reality oftheir build, coupled with their astounding edifice drew out many theories about their origins so much thatsome people, after different thought process – adinfinitum, resorted to the fact that they could only have been built by aliens. Inany case, by carefully examining the prehistoric magnificence, from the factobvious fact that for the construction of the pyramid withthe concept that large stoneswere broken down and carved with copper chisels from stone quarries and rocks,and carried by carts and slaves or builders, who subsequently dragged andlifted them into position; there just had to be a theory, an idea that laid behind building the pyramids. Youcan greatly tell that they were borne out of ceaseless scientific experimentswhich by the time and age we are currently in – with the technological advancementsnow, itsomewhat sets our civilengineering now tobe that of the ancients with the apparent technicality of the architecturepredating that of our time.
And from therewith, has differenttheories sprung up all in the attempt to explain how the ancient Egyptians wereable to accomplish such feats or what they seemed to know that the other ancientsin their era didn’t. In (JohnLegon, n.d.) Robert Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory onthe way in which the pyramids were built were explained. Here,the whole idea of the pyramids’ construction was that it was laid on theconcept that they were created as a part of a whole; the whole being the ‘master plan’ and that it wasconstructed to map out some key constellations on the ground. This theory waswell elaborated in Robert Bauval’s book TheOrion Mystery.
He added, stating that the concept of the three pyramids atGiza followed a plan to align together with the three vibrant stars in theconstellation of the orion’s belt: mintaka, alnitak and alnilam. Dueto the enigmatic nature of the questions; how were the pyramids built, in a recent study in (Talat Salama,2015), an engineer called Peter James came up with his owntheory in attempt to quenchthe curiosity thirst of those who asked. His theory came to contradict thealready standing conventional beliefs that the pyramids werebuilt by tens of thousands of workers who pulled enormous number of stones allthe way the slopes down/up to where they were actually needed. Peter Jameshowever claimed that all that would be totally impossible. His theorypostulated that contrary to the old beliefs by archeology, the pyramid wasbuilt from inside out all from a large mountain – rubbles, rather than theother way round – multiple stones placed carefully on each other – unlike asnormally believed. In a journalarticle publication (Isler, 1985), Martin Isler positedthat the theory that made use of levers was implemented to lift pyramid stonesfrom the quarries and placed to build the pyramids and is what is to be believedas to be the only reliable theory.
In 2007,Bob Brier explained the INTERNAL RAMPTHEORY. It is another theory on the building of pyramids that wasdeveloped by a French architect – Jean-Pierre Houdinin attempt to create a perfect theory that was used to construct the pyramids.The idea entailed using an everyday external ramp to build the primary 30 percent of the pyramid, with an “internal ramp” taking stones up beyondthat top.
Through all the brainstorming, there however is a factthat still remains; it is that the pyramids were made as tombs, some people sayshrines – worship places for noble family members. Without a contender, thepyramids at Giza remains a wonder to behold. ReferencesBobBrier. (2007, May).
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