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Egyptian secrets: New theory explains how pyramids were built

Scientists have long tried to understand how the ancient Egyptians erected their giant pyramids. Now, a Norwegian architect and researcher says he has the answer to this ancient, unsolved puzzle.

The Mystery of Khufu Pyramid Construction Revealed

Approximately 4,500 years ago, one civilization embarked on the road of building one of the greatest mysteries in the world – the Great Pyramids. Today, someone is claiming he has cracked the mystery open.
 

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Egypt s pyramids are fascinating  intriguing. Scientists have long tried to understand how the ancie...
Egypt's pyramids are fascinating, intriguing. Scientists have long tried to understand how the ancient Egyptians erected their giant pyramids.
Havard Houen / NTNU
One of Ole Bryn s sketches.
One of Ole Bryn's sketches.
Ole J Bryn / NTNU
Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the ba...
Ole J Bryn believes researchers were needlessly preoccupied with the weight of the stones. In the bargain, they overlooked two major problems: How did the Egyptians know exactly where to put the enormously heavy building blocks? And how was the master architect able to communicate detailed, highly precise plans to a workforce of 10,000 illiterate men?
Ole J Bryn / NTNU
What Bryn discovered was quite simple. He believes that the Egyptians invented the modern building g...
What Bryn discovered was quite simple. He believes that the Egyptians invented the modern building grid, by separating the structure’s measuring system from the physical building itself, thus introducing tolerance, as it is called in today’s engineering and architectural professions.
Havard Houen / NTNU

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