New evidence is pointing towards the theory that ancient Egyptians constructed the Great Pyramid at Giza by transporting 170,000 tons of limestone in boats.
It is no mystery that materials used to construct the massive pyramids were gathered some 8-miles away in Tura and granite was quarried a whopping 533 miles away in Aswan. However, researchers have had a long standing debate on how those materials made their way all those miles to the building site.
That debate and mystery is nearly solved, after a recent discovery of an ancient scroll, a ceremonial boat and a slew of ancient waterways!
It would appear that the 2.5 ton blocks were brought by boat to a make shift dock which sat just yards away from the base of the Great Pyramid.
The papyrus scroll is the only firsthand record of how the pyramid was built, and was written by an overseer named Merer.
Could you imagine moving 170,000 tons of solid material by boat and hand?