How people built Egypt’s pyramids – level 2

21-05-2024 07:00

Scientists believe that they found out how people built Egypt’s pyramids over 4,000 years ago.

A team from the University of North Carolina Wilmington found an old part of the River Nile which is now dry. Before, people thought the Egyptians used a river to move big stone blocks and other materials to build the pyramids. But no one knew where the river was until now. This dry part of the Nile shows that people could move stones all year, not only during the flood season. This new idea helps us understand more about how the building happened. It also shows that Egypt was very different from what we believed.

Nowadays, we know that pyramids are in clusters because they are near this river. Future studies will tell us more about how Egypt looked in the past.

Difficult words: flood season (time of the year when a large amount of water covers an area which is usually dry), cluster (a group of similar things which are close together).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What new understanding does the discovery of the old part of the River Nile provide about the construction of the pyramids and the historical landscape of Egypt?


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