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There are several theories about how the pyramids were built, and a team of physicists has added yet another to the realm of possibilities.
The pyramids of ancient Egypt certainly dazzle, but they also create a lot of confusion.
Scientists have yet to definitely answer the question of how, in the absence of modern machinery, such massive structures were built.
There are several theories, and a team of physicists has added yet another means of construction to the realm of possibilities.
They published their findings in a paper titled, ‘How they should have built the pyramids’.
The researchers propose that the most efficient means of building involves using cylindrical pieces of lumber to roll the multi-ton blocks of limestone into place.
Said one of the study’s authors, “Rolling a prism of 4 sides is not efficient, but adding wooden rods to the surface can effectively increase the number of sides. The crew can then pull on a rope wrapped around and passing over the top of the block.”
Using a scale model they tested the method and it’s said to have worked.
Also noted was that wooden pieces of the required size were available at the time as they were used to build masts on Nile ships.
Their theory is, though, lacking what all proposed explanations are – evidence.