Historical Overview

The Egyptian Pyramid, Smithsonian

The World's Oldest Papyrus andz What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramid, Smithsonian (2015)
  • Shipping, mining and farming propelled the Egyptian economy

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Pyramids of Giza lithograph, 1846
Pyramids of Giza lithograph, 1846

Who Built the Pyramids: Not Slaves. Archeaologist Mark Lehner, Digging Deeper Discovers a City of Privileged Workers

For more,see Nova report on the latest findings

How Old Are the Pyramids? has data on radiocarbon dating of different sites

Here's How Scientists Know the Pyramids Were Built to Store Pharaohs, Not Grain


Archaeologists Uncover Proof of How Ancient Egyptians Built the Great Pyramid
  • Boats brought the stones to an ancient port at the site; water transport was made possible by the annual flooding of the Nile River

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A New Theory on How Ancient Egyptians Built the Pyramids
  • Wet sand made it easier to drag 10 to 15 ton stones across the desert

Architectural elements used by the Ancient Egyptians

Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx from Live Science

A New High-Tech Project Aims to Unearth the Secrets of the Pyramids, Good Magazine, December 22, 2015



Primary Sources of the Old Kingdom

The Great Pyramid

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History of Giza from Nova

The Great Pyramid of Giza from Kahn Academy

Scientists Say They've Found Hidden Space in the Great Pyramid of Giza, NPR (November 2, 2017)

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Egypt's Pyramids: Monuments with a Message from Edsitement

Egyptian Pyramids from Stanford History Education Group

What Indiana Jones Gets Wrong (and Right) about Archaeology, Chicago Tribune, November 5, 2014

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