Over the years, Egyptologists have presented a number of compelling theories as to how the ancient civilisation engineered the monumental pyramid structures. Experts had long established the stones from the pyramid’s chambers were transported from as far away as Luxor, more than 500 miles to the south of Giza, the location of the Great Pyramid, but had never agreed how they got there. Archaeologists believe they have found the key to unlocking a mystery almost as old as the Great Pyramid itself: How were they able to transport two-ton blocks of stone to the ancient wonder more than 4,500 years ago?
According to one bombshell documentary, it was because of the River Nile.
The Nile winds and wends through the sands of Egypt and helped create a unified kingdom, spanning over 1500 kilometres from north to south.
Presenting the Amazon Prime documentary Egypt: Quest for the Lord of the Nile, author and Egypt enthusiast Richard Bangs claims “The ancient Egyptians had the best internal communications of any ancient society.
He added: “The river made possible the transportation of goods and heavy stones to build monuments.
“The Nile and its man-made channels served in most cases as ideal shipping routes for long distance transport of heavy stone loads.”
According to another documentary on Channel 4, titled Egypt’s Great Pyramid: The New Evidence, the Great Pyramid was built using an intricate system of waterways which allowed thousands of workers to pull the massive stones, floated on boats, into place with ropes.
The documentary shows a diary of an overseer discovered at the Wadi al-Jafr seaport that said “the stones were transported using canals dug from the Nile River to the building site.
Approximately 170,000 tons of rock were carried to the pyramid building site in 2600 B.C. so the pyramids could be built.
The 455-foot-tall structure was the highest in the world for thousands of years and is considered an ancient marvel.