Construction of the Ancient Pyramids Term Paper by Nicky

Construction of the Ancient Pyramids
Discusses the construction of the pyramids and the tools ancient Egyptians used.
# 148145 | 1,195 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Sep 07, 2011 in History (Middle Eastern) , Architecture (Theory) , Archaeology (Egypt)

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The paper is a basic outline of the construction of the pyramids. It describes Ancient Egypt and the various tools they used during its construction. The main discussion is on theories scientists and architects have proposed regarding how they were built.

Construction of the pyramids
Various Ramp style theories
Alternate theory- built with no ramps
The broken Vase Theory
Construction Utilizing Large Labor Force was Plausible
Architecture of the Pyramids

From the Paper:

"Ancient Egyptians had the wheel technology and may have used them in building the pyramids by moving heavy stones. They also used pulleys to raise their boats' sails and could have used them in lifting stones to higher levels.
"The true pyramid is a natural development and improvement on the earliest form of pyramids, the step pyramid, consisting of several steps. The first true pyramids were introduced in at the beginning of the 4th dynasty. The structure of these pyramids is virtually the same as a step pyramid. Packing blocks are stacked until the dimensions were right, and then finishing blocks (usually limestone) were the last touch (Winston )."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica. n.d. 18 Apr 2009 <>.
  • "Great Pyramid of Khufu." n.d. crystalinks. 18 Apr 2009 <>.
  • Halim, Hany. "THE BROKEN VASE THEORY." 2002. Exceptional Egypt. 18 Apr 2009 <>.
  • "Mystery of the Egyptian Pyramids." 2008. Ancient Egypt. 18 Apr 2009 <>.
  • Winston, Alan. "Overview of Pyramid Construction." n.d. Tour Egypt. 18 Apr 2009 <>.

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