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Ancient Egypt Discovery: 4,500-Year-Old Lebanese Pots Shed Light on Pyramid Builders' Life

posted on: Jan 16, 2020

Ancient Egypt Discovery: 4,500-Year-Old Lebanese Pots Shed Light on Pyramid Builders' Life

SOURCE: EXPRESS. CO. UK

BY: SEBASTIAN KETTLEY

The Giza Necropolis, or the Giza pyramid complex, towers over the sandy dunes of northeast Egypt as a testament to the might of the Pharaohs. Three large pyramids and three smaller tombs sit just outside of Cairo on the Giza Plateau, where the ancient constructions house the bodies of the dead.

The smallest of the three larger structures is the Pyramid of Menkaure, built as the final resting place of the Pharaoh Menkaure.

A team of archaeologists from Poland have been studying this particular pyramid and its surroundings for the past 30 years.

The researchers are fascinated by the lives of Egypt’s working class, which raised the pyramid some 4,500 years ago.

At the time, the areas surrounding the pyramid were bustling with activity and settlements for the thousands of builders and masons tasked with the pyramid’s construction.