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Revealed: 4,500-year-old Papyrus that details the construction of the Great Pyramid

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Revealed: 4,500-year-old Papyrus that details the construction of the Great Pyramid

Recently, researchers have revealed a fascinating 4,500-year-old Papyrus that details the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the oldest Papyrus ever found. 

 

For centuries, mankind has questioned and wondered how the ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza. Only now, a substantial piece of evidence has come to light which could reveal fascinating details about the Pyramid and its construction.

Recently the Museum of Cairo has revealed an ancient text which was discovered in 2013 in the Red Sea, where a number of details are described regarding the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and how the ancient wonder was built, thousands of years ago in honor for one of Egypt’s more well-known Pharaohs: Khufu.

The ancient ‘logbook’ was written in hieroglyphic letters on pieces of papyri. The ancient text dates back 4,500 years, making it the OLDEST document ever discovered in Egypt.

Even though the text is a staggering 4,500 years old, the document revealed that it is in fact a diary that belonged to an inspector by the name of Mere, who was “In charge of a team of about 200 men,” wrote archaeologists Pierre Tallet and Gregory Marouard in the journal Near Eastern Archaeology.


A visitor looks at one of the oldest papyri in the history of Egyptian writing among the collection of King Khufu papyri discovered at Wadi El-Jarf port, as it is on display for the first time at the Egyptian museum in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

A visitor looks at one of the oldest papyri in the history of Egyptian writing among the collection of King Khufu papyri discovered at Wadi El-Jarf port, as it is on display for the first time at the Egyptian museum in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The ancient document details the processes performed in a number of stone quarries which were located near the river Nile and also states that the limestone casing used in the construction of the outer part of the Pyramid was obtained in Tura, and were later transported by ships to the construction site of the Great Pyramid.

The ancient text also details that the journey from Tura to the construction site took four days and the materials were brought to the Great Pyramid thanks to a set of canals that began at the River Nile.

“Over a period of several months, [the logbook] reports — in [the] form of a timetable with two columns per day — many operations related to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza and the work at the limestone quarries on the opposite bank of the Nile,” Tallet and Marouard wrote.

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According to researchers, Merer recorded his log in the 27th year of Pharaoh Khufu’s reign.

The ancient papyrus recounts that by then, the Great Pyramid was nearly finished, and much of the remaining work was focused on the construction of the limestone casing that covered the exterior of the Great Pyramid.

The Ancient Papyrus details how the construction of the Great Pyramid was overseen by the Vizier Ankhaf, who was the half-brother of Pharao Khufu.

In the journal, Tallet and Marouard wrote “that one of the titles Ankhaf held was “chief of all the works of the king…”

Ivan

Ivan is editor-in-chief at ancient-code.com, he also writes for Universe Explorers.
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9 Comments
  • Savatage64

    As interesting as this sounds, we are probably not getting the correct translation. Simply because “Viziers” and the word “Vizier” didn’t come about until the mid 16th century, several thousand years later. So what was the translation…what word was used instead of “vizier”?

    Also, lines of succession were tenuous between half-brothers…usually they weren’t friendly towards each other since they had the same dad, but different mothers…see Robin Hood/Will Scarlet…Seth/Osirus…Enki/Enlil…. (Why not same mother’s but different dads? Punishment for the woman would’ve been death had the Pharoah not been the father…yes, adultery committed by the woman was a no no). I find it hard to believe one would actually oversee the building of a monument to his half brother in this case.

    Summarily, I believe the translation we have been given has been given to support main stream modern ideas about the Pyramid being a tomb for Cheops…which has generously been debunked over and over again by scholars, archaeologists, Egyptologists, mathematicians, masons, and Cheops himself as stated on the Inventory Stelae found in the Temple of ISIS near the Great Pyramid which stated:

    He (Cheops/Khufu) found(ed) the house (Temple) of Isis, Mistress of the Pyramid, by the side of the hollow of Hwran (The Sphinx)
    This in itself is testament that the Great Pyramid and Sphinx were already there!!
    Just my two cents FWIW.

    • Any One

      Agree wholeheartedly! Wouldn’t doubt the GP is as old as the Sphinx, built by previous unknown civilization. The ones responsible for the numerous 3,000 ft deep laser precision made mining tunnels (we can’t make today) found by (I think it was) De Beers when they were making theirs. Hell, it was probably Aliens since the tech doesn’t at all match the known peoples of the time.

      • Savatage64

        If you are talking about the ones in South Africa, that is where the land mining was done by the Annunaki workforce first by them, then by humans.

  • Jelly

    sooo….are we gonna make our own pyramid now?

  • Unchained

    Just another fake produced to fit the mainstream that the Egyptians build the pyramids.
    The great pyramids have never been “burial” structures. In my opinion and alternative information, it is more than likely that they were ancient vibratory energy generators. Built by an ancient group of people well over 12000 years ago.
    As to the “sphinx”, it never represented a lion or pharaoh in its original form. It was in the form of a canine. More to the like of Anubis.

  • Richard Nichols

    So, where were these canals? I’m sure GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) should be able to find the remains.

  • Mike Mooney

    Hmmm. No spaceships mentioned eh? magine that.

  • Shia LeButt

    Spaceships and antigravity or gtfo 🙂

  • sav

    The text of the diary says nothing about the pyramids – NOTHING. You have been had.
    All it amounts to is the diary of a guy who carried stones down the Nile to a place called Akhet Khufu. It says nothing about what was going on there and nothing about Giza. The only job specific aspect of his work is the construction of a dyke.

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