Saturday, June 1, 2013


Ancient authors Agreed That the third king of the 4th Dynasty was Suphis, the builder of the Great Pyramid, Otherwise known as Cheops (Greek) or Khufu (Egyptian). Khufu Composed the Sacred Books, All which the Egyptians hold in high esteem.
Only a tiny 3 inches high statue of Khufu seated on a throne remains as a record of this king and is Currently in the Egyptian MuseumThere Does not APPEAR to be a record year of intervening King betweens him and his father Snefru altho records show him 3rd in line to the throne. Like His Father, Khufu probably Reigned for 23or 24years, and he aussi Seems to Have had military expeditions to the Sinai peninsula. Rock inscriptions in the Wadi Maghara Time of the Old record the presence of troops, no doubt for the purpose of keeping in check the Bedouin and Exploiting the turquoise deposits there. A faint inscription on a boulder on Elephantine Island in Aswan Indicates the King HAD Interests'm his area the fine red granite quarrying.Khufu's greatest achievement was the establishment of the Great Pyramid of Giza monument reconnu as the first of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one now standing.The surface area of ​​the pyramid covers 13 acres. That it is known there is a huge natural rock of unknown dimensions Within the mass of the pyramid. Originally 481ft high now it is now only 451 ft HAVING lost 30 ft from the top. It was the tallest man-made building in the world up to the 19th century. A record proudly Held by an Egyptian architect for 4,500 years. The four sides are orientated to the four cardinal point with only the smallest of error. The length of the sides is 755ft, with only 8in difference betweens the longest and the shortest.The number of blocks used to build the Pyramid is somewhere in the area of ​​2.3 million blocks weighing an average of EACH 2.5tons with a maximum of 15 tonsHerodotus Believed That His Citizens Khufu put into slavery and hard labor to build the Pyramid as this was standard around the world at That Time. HOWEVER, today evidence Proves That the great pyramid was built by paid laborers Have you Worked of Their Own free will and Were paid for Their Work.To this day it is still not known how the Great Pyramid was built. Records kept by the priests record That It Took 10years to build the causeway from the valley temple to the mortuary temple and20years to build the pyramid with the whole cost Itself Being close to 100 million at today's prices.Theories about how it was built vary from the use of a long ramp stretching out into the desert Continually soothing and heightened as the pyramid rose higher, to a ramp That wound around the pyramid face Following EACH race upwards as it was built. Both are impractical. Herodotus said the structure was built as a series of terraces, raising blocks on all four sides at the same time with the use of tools made of timber. This method was tested by the late Peter Hodges, a master builder, using short lengths of timber with a metal-shod foot, and it is Appeared to be more practical than the other theories.The internal layout Indicates There Were at least two exchange falling on construction. INITIALLY it was Determined That Would Be the burial chamber deep beneath the surface area of ​​the tray. This was changed to Incorporate a small chamber, unfinished and now known in error as the Queen's Chamber and 50ft above the plateau. The final building incorporated the Grand Gallery, 28ft high and topped by a roof corbeled, leading upwards to a horizontal passage That Enters the King's Chamber at the heart of the pyramid. A wide granite sarcophagus, cut from a single block of Aswan granite was Placed in the chamber. This must have beens Placed before the chamber was roofed Because it is about an inch too wide for the Corridor.The exterior of the pyramid was encased in shining white lime-stone, Placed from the top down. The website was robbed falling on the building of medieval Cairo in the middle ages. The limestone HAS all gone from the Pyramid and only the black basalt floor remains of the Mortuary Temple and the Valley Temple Disappeared under the Arab village altho parts of it Were seen in 1991when a new sewage system was ugly.Mainly on the west side of the Pyramid Were located some tombs of brokers Have you Hoped to Serve Their King They Had in death as in life. There are three small tombs on east side for the queens of Khufu. Two great discoveries Relating to Khufu were found. In 1925the tomb Time of the Old mother, Queen Hetepheres was found on the east side of the pyramid and the second was an intact wooden ship Discovered in 1954 close to the south side.During clearance work in May 1954, Kamal el-Mallakh found a series of 41large blocking stones, EACH year average weighing 18 tons. The pit beneath stones thesis Revealed long ship of cedar wood. Too long for the pit the ship HAD beens Carefully dismantled into 650parts Comprising 1224pieces. After many years of restoration by Hag Ahmed Youssef Moustafa, in March 1982 the ship was presented in a specially designed museum covering the pit Where the boat HAD lain for 4500years. The ship or Bark as They Were called Expired was built to sail the King into the afterlife.A second sealed pit with bark Reviews another has-been Discovered near the first and Will Be assembled in due course.April Betts CHA - I am an owner of AZ Tours and Action Travel with my partner Khaled Azzam. We are travel and tour specialists. I have-been in the travel business for over 30 years and specialize in custom tours to any destination and Khaled is an Egyptologist Specializing in Egypt tours.AZ Tours is our online agency Offering one on one personalized travel and tour services around the world. Action Travel is our retail agency in Richmond, BC, Canada Offering Corporate and Leisure travel to any destination.

No comments:

Post a Comment