Who really built the ancient pyramids? ‘To be honest,’ says Graham Bruce Hancock, ‘I have no answer to that question and anybody who tells you that he or she knows how the pyramids were built are not telling the truth because we don’t know, we don’t know.’
Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist. He is known, amongst other things, for his pseudoscientific theories involving ancient myths, and astronomical or astrological data from the past. Pseudoscientific theories consists of beliefs, statements, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are often characterised by contradictory, exaggerated or unfalsifiable claims. In other words, they are often challenged and even ridiculed.
To put any doubt into a reader’s mind at the start of a video is unfortunate, as the subject matter, who really built the Pyramids of Egypt, is enormously interesting. His theories on the origins of civilisation have been dismissed by archaeologists as rubbish, but he is certainly not bonkers. See what the Guardian say about him, here.
Back to the Pyramids and who built them.
- The Great Pyramid weigh 6 million tons
- Its footprint is 13 acres
- It is 756 ft long and 481 ft tall
- 5 million individual blocks of stone were used in its construction
Even using current technology, the precision construction of a structure of this size is impossible. The base is level to within 15 millimeters, or 0.6 inch and the sides of the base are exact to within 58 millimeters of each other. It is aligned to true north with a 3/60 degree error margin. But, that’s not all – here is a link to a very interesting video.
Footnote: You’d think the world’s biggest pyramid is in Egypt – after all, they do call it The Great Pyramid. But the largest such structure is actually in Mexico, hidden beneath a hill in the nearby town of Pueblo. Known as the Great Pyramid of Cholula, this ancient Aztec temple has a base four times larger than Giza’s, and nearly twice the volume: Source: https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/biggest-pyramid-world/