One Question, many answers: Why did Ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramids?

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Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 02:56 GMT

FILE - Great Pyramids of Giza

FILE - Great Pyramids of Giza

CAIRO – 17 January 2021: About 150 years after the establishment of Egyptology, it seems that there is no agreement among scholars on the importance of establishing the Great Pyramids of Giza; however, several hypotheses have been proposed.

 

The tomb hypothesis had first emerged, with a popular belief that the primary function of the pyramid is to be the last resting place of the second ruler of the Fourth Dynasty – Khufu; before proposing other competing theories as well: the granary, the power house, the sky mirror, the water pump, and more.

 

According to ancient-origins, after reviewing all the major hypotheses with an open mind, a conclusion was reached that suggests that the Great Pyramid is located at (or near) the farthest geographic center of the Earth and no hypothesis tends to explain why.

 

Yet, most hypotheses tend to ignore or downplay this fact, if the pyramid was actually built as a tomb, then how did Khufu end up choosing the location of the grave to be in the geographic center of the earth or close to it?

 

With an estimate of the construction time of the pyramid at 20 years, were maps of Earth drawn and taken into account at the time of the pyramid's construction?

 

The next question is: How long did it take for Khufu to survey the planet and to locate that site? All proposed hypotheses lack an explanation for this important aspect.

 

 

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