Egypt: The Old Journal reveals the construction of the pyramid1114835x 09. 09. 2016 1 Reader
One of the papyruses in an old diary documenting the construction of the Great Pyramid in Giza
A diary containing detailed records of the construction of the Great Pyramid in Giza expose the public to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The Great Pyramid is the largest of three pyramids built in Egyptian Giza. She was considered one of the wonders of the world. It was originally 481 track (146 meters) high. Currently it measures 455 trace (138 m).
The aforementioned diary was written by hieroglyphics on pieces of papyrus. According to an article in the Near Eastern Archeology archaeologists Pierre Tallet and Gregory Marouard of 2014, the author of the diary was the supervisor named Merer, who led the 200 men.
Tallet and Marouard led the archaeological team from France and Egypt. The log appeared in the port of Vadi al-Jarfin on the Red Sea in 2013. It is old about 4500 years, making it the oldest papyrus document ever discovered in Egypt.
"The diary captures a period of several months in the form of a table in which two columns belong to each day. It describes many of the operations involved in building the Great Pyramid of Giza and working on limestone quarries on the opposite bank of the Nile, ”Tallet and Marouard write.
Merer recorded the protocols in 27. the year of Pharaoh Chufu's reign. His records say that the Great Pyramid was shortly before it was completed. The work concerned the outer limestone cladding.
The limestone used in the construction was mined in the turrets near today's Cairo and was transported by Nile ship and channel system to the construction site. One way by boat between Tura and the pyramids lasted four days in notes.
The journal also says that in 27. the year of Chufu's government for the construction of the Great Pyramid was supervised by the Vizier Ankhaf, Chufuov's stepbrother. (Vizier was a senior official in ancient Egypt who served Pharaoh).
Papyrus also states that one of Ankhaf's titles was "responsible for all the king's works."
Although the journal mentions that Ankhaf was in office during 27. the year of the reign of Pharaoh, many scientists assume that the vision of Hemiun was supervised by the early Chufu government for the work on the pyramids.
In the press report, the museum's representatives did not specify how long the journal would be made available to the public.