The Surprisingly Simple Trick Egyptians Used to Build Huge Pyramids by Hand (Video)

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May 8 2014 3:43 PM

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The simple trick ancient Egyptians used to haul huge pyramid blocks.

The pyramid builders of ancient Egypt found an easy method to avoid resistance as they dragged two-ton blocks over great spans of arid desert sand.


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