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New discovery throws light on mystery of pyramids' construction

2018-11-07 18:44
A team of researchers has gained greater insight into how Egypt’s pyramids were constructed. Archeologists have long believed that Egyptians built ramps pyramids and had slaves drag huge stone blocks up the slopes. A team of scientists from France and England found that the method used was actually more advanced and more effective. The ramps were not smooth, but stepped, the researchers found, with post holes along the edges. The researchers believe that the posts were used as pulleys. That way teams of workers could push and pull from below and pull from above the block of stone. With more people working, moving each stone would be easier, and the steps gave the workers time to rest.