Category: pyramids

historytellrsworld: Great things are done by a…

historytellrsworld:

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

📍Giza Pyramids . Egypt 🇪🇬

Pyramids of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Khufu a…

Pyramids of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Khufu at the time of the Flood, between 1934 and 1939

Two 4,500 Year-old Homes Found Near Giza Pyram…

archaeologicalnews:

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient homes near the Giza pyramids in Egypt. The structures may have housed officials responsible for overseeing the production of food for a paramilitary force more than 4,500 years ago.

The residences were found in an ancient port at Giza that flourished at a time when the Pyramid of Menkaure was being constructed at Giza. (Menkaure was a pharaoh who reigned from around 2490 B.C. to 2472 B.C.)

One of the structures may have housed an official who oversaw the containment and slaughtering of animals for food, while a priest who was part of an institution called the “wadaat” may have lived in the other home, archaeologists said. 

Seals found near the suspected priest’s residence mention the wadaat, an ancient Egyptian institution whose priests could be high-ranking officials in government… Read more.

Pyramid scheme: brewing like an Egyptian

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Workers who built the pyramids were paid in beer, and as part of food history project we set about brewing it as Egyptians did 3,000 years ago

Lots of other brewers have tried their hand at brewing ancient beers but unlike other re-brew projects, this one is inspired by artefacts in the museum’s collection, supported by rigorous research and backed up by a team of museum experts who make sure we don’t lose the run of ourselves and do something historical inaccurate or dare to make a decision that is not underpinned by 3,000-year-old evidence.

The ancient Egyptians knew a thing or two about beer. They drank copious amounts of it – the workers who build the pyramids of Giza were given a daily ration of a gallon and a third of the stuff and thankfully for us, detailed three-dimensional mini-model breweries remain. A lack of willing slaves meant I needed to curtail the scope of this project somewhat but even on a small scale I was determined to be as historically accurate as possible. Read more.

astronomyblog: The Moon and stars of Taurus…

astronomyblog:

The Moon and stars of Taurus (with the Pleiades) and Perseus accompany the spectacular view of Comet Hale-Bopp above the Great Pyramids of Giza in 1997.

Copyright: John Goldsmith via: ESA

Giza Plateau

Giza Plateau

Sunrise over the Pyramids of Giza

Sunrise over the Pyramids of Giza

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit …

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit of Great Pyramid of Khufu

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit …

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit of Great Pyramid of Khufu

The Pyramids of Giza at night

The Pyramids of Giza at night