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Much of the stone was cut from a plateau near the pyramid site. Some harder and smoother stone came from quarries just across the Nile. Stone could also be - and was - brought from quarries all along the Nile for a distance up to 100 miles upstream. The ease of transport by water made this a simpler proposition than getting stone from closer by, but overland. After all, a couple of camels can haul a barge, whereas a single stone block might need 200 men to drag it across the desert sand.
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1. It was available close to the pyramid site 2. Limestone is quite a soft stone so easy to work with copper tools
Limestone was put on wooden sledges that were dragged to the pyramid by a gang of about twenty slave labourers.
the stones were placed on sledges hauled by a gang of about 20 slaves
Most of the limestone used to build the Giza pyramids was quarried locally.
because limestone and ranite used to be all the rage
the glub glacier makes it more efficient and better
how did they transport the limestone to the pyramid? no 1 knows it was never written or passed down The generally accepted method is that the stones were placed on wooden sle…dges and dragged along plank roads by gangs of slaves using ropes made from papyrus. Water or oil was poured on the runners to overcome friction. The bigger the stone the more slaves it required to drag it along.
Why did the Egyptians build pyramids of such massive size that were filled with mostly limestone blocks?
to protect the bodies of the king and queen after death
It is found in great abundance in the Nile Valley. It is a sedimentary rock relatively easy to work with the tools available to the ancient Egyptians.
all i believe
It was readily available close to the sites where pyramids were built. Limestone is a relatively soft stone which can be worked with copper tools.
they covered the pyramid with limestone so it would give the appearance that it was a smooth surface without the lime stone the surface of the pyramid were like step
The fine grained white limestone surface sparkled in the sunlight from a great distance, adding to the beauty of the pyramids. I think all fo the limestone was stolen long ago… by invading armies, though.
Because limstown was such a hard mineral, or rock. And extremely easy to find.