Egypt: The Old Journal reveals the construction of the pyramid

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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 each column belongs to each day. There are many operations related to the construction of the Great Pyramid in Giza and work on limestone quarries on the opposite bank of Nile, "I write Tallet and Marouard.

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.

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11 comments on "Egypt: The Old Journal reveals the construction of the pyramid"

  • Janaz says:

    One more remark: the most instructive would be to publish the exact text of that kind of diary, just what is actually mentioned there, so that people can make their own opinion of what it really says. From what they talked about in this document, one feels as if Merer's novel is found, not a few pieces of papyrus.

  • Janaz says:

    I am currently watching a document on Viasat History The Secret of the Egyptian Pyramids, which is all about Merer's diary and the figments of Egyptologists (Lehner et al.), How exactly and when it was built and so on. Immediately, besides the convenient "found" cartridges in the Cheops Pyramid, a Piltdown man found myself, as he had conveniently found when looking for the missing link (just like now, when there is much doubt about the official interpretation of age and the way the Great Pyramid was built) how for decades the fiction of human development was interpreted on the basis of the finding, how the “scientists” of the time were building their careers, what was described about it in “scientific” works…. Some of the knowledge of history is certainly true, but since I don't know what, I don't trust them anymore.

    • Sueneé says:

      Interesting, the same thing occurred to me. :)

      The idea was simple: what would happen if someone even nowadays so stood to have more evidence in the collection that does not exist. He can always something find what works like the Weiss cartridges once.

      I do not claim that this is the case, but in principle - just as the evidence conceals - can (and, unfortunately, Weiss ...) anyway be falsified.

      I say to those who say that in the times of Cheops the pyramid was working. They just kept the status quo. They tried to reconstruct it. This is also what we are doing, for example, with a stepped pyramid in Sakkaře. At appropriate the interpretation of texts could be someone in a few thousand years to say that we have built it MY. It's just about the point of view.

      • Standa Standa says:

        Perhaps it would be good if you were trying to describe the volume of construction work that is still being maintained and the amount of construction work.

        Example: The St. Vitus Temple looked at 19. century like this:

        After that, construction works were completed. Do you think the difference between its current and contemporary appearance by maintaining a status quo, reconstruction or building? And why?

        • Martin Horus Martin Horus says:

          In a sense, it is a fake, a better term "misinterpretation"

          I read the hieroglyphs on the papyrus, and the construction of the Pyramid as such is not a word ... no. Terminology could be called a repair document

        • Sueneé says:

          Now I'm not sure if it was GH or RB or Yusef Awyan. The pyramid was to work at the time of Chufev. They repaired the outer casing. If they changed / rebuilt some pyramid surroundings (ie something comparable to the temple of St. Vitus) then I do not have the information. We know the platform was working, but the pyramid was not built. She only maintained. However, it is also a matter of whether the maintenance was qualified or just as an effect, just as they are repairing a stepped pyramid, a tragedy (which is the opinion of "uninterested" guides)!

          • Standa Standa says:

            But that's not the answer to my question.

            I was wondering if what the builders did with the St. Vitus Cathedral is, in your view, maintenance, construction, or rebuilding.

            The second question was, what do you think about it?

            Otherwise: Although the cathedral is lighter than the pyramid, but several dozen cathedrals would have combined the size of the Great Pyramid, the cathedral counts as tens of thousands to hundreds of tons of stone. And the cathedrals are probably much harder than the pyramids.

            • Sueneé says:

              At the St. I can only say that I can see that it can be said from a certain perspective that it was built in 19. century. This is just happening in the case of pyramids. Archaeologists take it here the smallest layer and others ignore it.

              At the St. I welcome it as an extension. If I had to relate to the Great Pyramid, then it was probably a reconstruction. If I changed the focus to the entire Gizka platform, it may well have been a completion.

              How I use a metric:

              reconstruction = intervention into the state does not change its appearance / shape o against the original concept.

              completion = change / enlarge / diminish the construction area or make modifications that will change the character of the building, its purpose and meaning.

              Yousef shows it in one document. On some localities, they see how they were trying to reconstruct the buildings and, like we did, we did not quite understand. They did not know why ... and that's just interesting.

              • Standa Standa says:

                Thanks for the refinement.

                So I will continue reading the articles as described.

                Does your description also apply to the cathedral in Salamanca, which was an article here? Because there was only the construction of the oldest part, but there was no word on the completion of the construction that augmented 80-90%. Can not the pyramids be a similar example (the completion of most of the pharaoh buildings we know)?

      • fero says:

        Finding such a document is how to find a recipe for Coca Cola. It's a utopia.

        Still today, the pyramids are buildings that are breathtaking, and they have already built more subtle constructions. The pyramids must have been in the past for some heaven. If anyone knew how to build them, know how would be one of the most time-consuming things in the world. It would not only be a rich but a social status.

        That's why I regard the papyrus as a pure podium. Clean bed and one hundred percent.

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