Pyramids of Giza Human or Alien Architecture?


Pyramidsof Giza: Human or Alien Architecture?

The question that forms the basis of this paper’s topic may come asa surprise to many people. However, the great pyramids of Giza havemesmerized man for ages attracting special interest from a diverserange of people. It is labelled as the oldest and only intactarchitectural work of the Seven Wonders of the World attracting manytheories that try to explain their inception in a logical manner,some of which may seem heinous to those who don’t believe them.This paper will look into theories brought forward by historians andalien-fanatics which totally contrast in terms of the history andsymbolism.

According to historical records, the great pyramids were built byancient Egyptians as tombs for their pharaohs. They are believed tohave used approximately 800 tonnes of limestone over 20 years oftheir construction. They were built with high precision with thesquare base aligned to all four compass points using limestoneexcavated from nearby quarries. There are many theories as to howthese blocks were transported dragging, lifting or rolling, asubject that is still controversial to this day same as it’splanning[ CITATION TLH05 l 2057 ].

The other theory explaining the inception of the pyramids comes fromfanatics and theorists who believe they were built by aliens inbygone ages. They attribute their argument on the level of precisionin their architecture which was inconceivable considering thetechnological levels at the time. It is still considered a challengeachieving such fine building standards with current technologies. Themost logical explanation for them is they were built byextra-terrestrial beings who visited earth ages ago to assert theirsuperiority to human beings[ CITATION Pau09 l 2057 ].

Both theories cannot be directly supported or refuted considering themajor loopholes in their ideologies and lack of blueprints which makeit a challenge choosing sides from a neutral position which thispaper took at the beginning. This paper will therefore remain neutralon the issue.


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