Who Built The Great Pyramids! Geniuses Narrated Ancient Egyptian History
Not Egypt that had built the pyramids, But the Pyramids built Egypt! The Egyptian explorer and the secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities “Zahi Hawass,” said. So, who built the pyramids?!
These great monuments that had become one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World; And the only ones that still till today from these ancient wonders led us to explore vanished great world. Clearly, till today scientists cannot identify how exactly they had been built.
But, what we are certain about the builder of the pyramids, is that they are those creative, skilled, and well-fed Egyptian workers who lived in a temporary city who had built the great pyramids under the control of strong political power.
Actually, the archaeological digs in this remarkable site revealed that a highly organized community, rich with resources, that backed by a strong central authority, are the secrets of building these great pyramids.
So, it should be communities across Egypt that contributed their talented workers; as well as food and other essentials, to build this great national project, which would display the wealth and control of the ancient pharaohs.
That guided “Zahi Hawass” that the pyramids had built Egypt, not Egypt, that had built the pyramids.
The pyramids were not just tombs to bury the dead; But these pyramids narrate the life of ancient Egyptians as the farming in the fields, tending the livestock, fishing, fowling, carpentry, costumes, religious rituals, and burial practices.
Names of The Heroes who Built the Pyramids
There are names of heroes standing behind these massive structures that crossed through thousands of years, returning its visitors to a great history that tells about the most powerful civilizations in the world at that time. So, when visiting these pyramids, you have to realize the great names of the genius engineers of the great pyramids.
Imhotep The Architect of Djoser Step Pyramid
The genius engineer Imhotep is the first architect of the engineers who built the pyramids, actually, he blessed the dynasty of genius Egyptian engineers. The genius engineer Imhotep lived during the reign of King Djoser, one of the first kings of the Third Pharaonic Dynasty in the era of the Old Kingdom, in the capital Memphis.
Djoser had ordered Imhotep to build a miracle tomb for him. So, the king gave his genius engineer a short period of time to think and present to him the amazing architectural ideas he would reach, befitting King Djoser and the inimitable genius of Imhotep.
After a short while, Imhotep returned with the idea that no one had preceded, which is The Step Pyramid.
Imhotep took from the pyramid an idea to set a ladder that rises to the world of heaven; So, the king was very happy with this idea, and he issued orders to all state institutions to provide everything that Imhotep needed in order to be able to build that new and unique hierarchical structure.
Hemiunu the builder of Khufy pyramid
The genius engineer Ham Hemiunu has considered one of the most famous architects who built the pyramids in Pharaonic Egypt; And his name means “servant of iunu”; which was the city of Heliopolis, the city of the sun, due to the greatness of the sun among the pharaohs at that time; which was the pyramids builders’ era.
Hemiunu’s participation in building the mighty architectural project, the Great Pyramid of Giza; Most importantly, it was one of best architectural achievements in his long career in which he contributed to the renaissance of Pharaonic Egypt from an architectural point of view; But he did not complete it.
He has a cemetery called Hemiunu in the Giza cemetery, and it is one of the largest, most famous; and most important cemeteries in this cemetery.
Ankhhaf the builder of the pyramid of Khufu & Pyramid of Khafre
Engineer Ankhhaf is the engineer who completed the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza after the engineer Hemiunu.
Finally, engineer Ankhhaf completed the construction of the Great Pyramid and then moved to the construction of the second pyramid of Giza for King Khafre, so he excelled in its design and implementation just as he excelled in building the Great Pyramid.