Archaeologists have unearthed a unique facility that has helped more to understand how the ancient Egyptians built some of the largest monuments.
Scientists have discovered a special 4500-year-old system to extract and move huge stones in an ancient quarry in the Eastern desert of Egypt on the territory of Hatnub – reports Live Science.
The device is well-crafted slope surface with steps at the edges and numerous holes in the soil. These holes appeared on the wooden poles that were fixed mounts. Around them around the bundles. The ends were tied to a special sled, to which was attached a rock. Workers pulled the harness, and the unit is gradually raised.
The excavation site archaeologists of the system to extract and move huge stones
One of the leaders of the mission Yannis Gourdon (Gourdon, Yannis) argues that the hypothesis that such a system exists already for a long time, because the image is something like that often found on the walls of tombs.
“The study of images and inscriptions helped to conclude that this system – from the time of the reign of Pharaoh Khufu,” explained Gurdon.
The pyramid of Cheops — the largest of the Egyptian pyramids, the only one of the Seven wonders of the world
Archaeologists agree that the builders of the pyramids used this system, but exactly how it works remains a mystery until now.