Some new tombs that were found in Giza show some evidence that the Great Pyramids were built by people that were free rather then held as slaves, it is widely believed that Egypt’s cheif archaeologist said on Sunday.
There are such films and media that have long depicted slaves working away in the heat of the desert building e mammoth pyramids only to be slayed at the end of their hard work and efforts.
The tombs that were built were beside the king’s pyramid and this indicates that the people were not by any means slaves or captured people, Zahi Hawass, the cheif archaeologist heading the Egyption excavation team, said in his own words “If they were slaves, why would not have been able to build their tombs besides their king’s.”
He also said that the collection of workers’ pyramids or tombs, which some were found in the 1990s. were among the most important finds in the 20th and 21st centuries. They did in fact belong to workers who built the pyramids of Khufu and Khafre. The pyramid of Khufu had come graffiti on the walls which they were calling themselves friends of Khufu, this was found by Hawass.
Giza plateau on the western edge of Cairo were or are rather 4,510 years old and lie at the center entrance of a half mile necropolis. Hawass said that evidence ahd been found showing farmers in Upper Egypt and the Delta had sent 21 buffalo and 23 sheep to the plateau each and every day to feed the builders, which are believed to number around 10,000.
The first discovery came about accidentally in 1990 when a horse tripped on a brick structure 10 meters away from the burial area.
(Writing summarized by the writings of Marwa Awad; Which were posted on Yahoo News) No plagarism used.
-Zachary Daniel King