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Experts study many theories behind the meaning of the Egyptian pyramids’ location.              Source: Marla/Adobe Stock

Is There A Meaning Behind The Egyptian Pyramids Location? (Video)


The construction of Egypt's pyramids, a marvel dating back 5,000 years, remains a puzzle for archaeologists. The ancient Egyptians initially built pyramids near the capital, Memphis, overseeing construction from the central location. However, the pharaohs, driven by an inexplicable force, shifted operations north multiple times, facing logistical challenges each time. The Egypt detectives, Dominic Montserrat and Marion Cook, investigate the reasons behind this constant relocation. Dominic proposes a religious explanation, suggesting a connection to the sacred Giza Plateau. Meanwhile, Marion explores the practical aspects, considering factors like engineering challenges and the availability of raw materials.

Dr. Baca Acai, a geologist, sheds light on the significance of limestone in pyramid construction, indicating that the move north to Giza was influenced by larger stone blocks and a more extensive flat ground. Despite practical reasoning, the mystery persists as subsequent pharaohs, driven by Sun worship, chose pyramid locations based on visibility from Heliopolis. The Egypt detectives question whether the shifting sites were a testament to their devotion to the Sun God Ra, suggesting that even in the quest for practicality, religious beliefs played a pivotal role in the enigmatic placement of the pyramids.

Top image: Experts study many theories behind the meaning of the Egyptian pyramids’ location.              Source: Marla/Adobe Stock

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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