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The Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza

Kenneth Garrett Photography

How do you think the pyramids were built Gra…

How do you think the pyramids were built Graham Hancock

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Full moon over the pyramids of Giza at night

The economy of Ancient Egypt laid the groundwo…

In the Old Kingdom, a period that stretches over roughly 500 years (2686–2181 BC), the economy was primarily agrarian and so heavily reliant on the Nile. The river inundated the fields along its banks and provided fertile silt. It also enabled the transport of commodities across the country.

Research suggests that the majority of the cultivated soils were part of large estates that were under the control of the crown, various temples, and wealthy estate owners, who were usually royal officials.

Such estates should not be regarded as entirely separate units but as intertwined. They were often part of the same redistribution network, ultimately responded to the king, and were, to a certain extent, reliant on the central state administration. This system may have also involved both formal and informal networks of redistribution and favors. The society of this period has been likened to a feudal system, such as that found in medieval Europe. Read more.

When the burden of the sky is too heavy, when …

When the burden of the sky is too heavy,
when the mountains cannot stretch to reach,
the humans have taken pity and helped them out.

So when the sky is heavy,
and the mountains creak and groan,
the ancient pyramids of stone,
they do their bidding- and they shoulder the sky together.

This is the legend of the Mountains,
and of her half-sister the pyramids.

Exploring the depths and heights of Ancient …

Exploring the depths and heights of Ancient Egypt

With the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, visits by wealthy tourists increased. That same year, travel mogul Thomas Cook offered his first tour of Palestine and the Nile, and launched regular steamer trips on the great river in the following years. Visiting the Pyramids,

c. 1860-1935.

Aerial view of the under-construction Grand Eg…

Aerial view of the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum close to the Giza Plateau

Sunset at the Great Pyramids of Giza

Sunset at the Great Pyramids of Giza