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Exploring The Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

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Named as one of the great seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramids of Giza in ancient Egypt are both intensely researched and riddled with mystery. Although not the only pyramid-style structures to appear in history, the Egyptian monuments remain the world's most widely known set of pyramids. The Pyramid of Djoser, thought to be the first pyramid ever built, was constructed just outside the nation's capital of Memphis nearly 4,700 years ago as a grandiose burial sanctuary for pharaohs and other prominent Egyptian figures. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the most famous pyramid, stood as the world's tallest structure for more than 3,800 years. Inside, archeologists have discovered thousands of years worth of ancient artifacts that help researchers give modern society a glimpse of this amazing civilization. Pharaohs, religious figures and more were often mummified, encased in beautifully crafted tombs and sent into the next life surrounded by lavish gifts and personal relics of importance to the deceased.

But how were these gigantic formations possibly created without the use of cranes? Why did construction on the pyramids stop? Finally, after decades and more of in-depth research, scientists say they now have some answers. Dive deep into the mystery surrounding one of Earth's biggest human achievements.

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Take a tour of Pyramids of Giza -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. I am Naomi and I am very excited to show you the world's greatest attractions. The oldest wonder of the ancient world, the stunning Giza Pyramids, continue to provoke wonder. The wispy golden sands and the enchanting camels inspire the imagination to times gone by. The Sphinx has watched many civilizations over history rise and crumble. The Pyramids are estimated to consist of millions of limestone blocks. For nearly 3,800 years, the Pyramids remained the tallest man made structure in the world. From any perspective, the Pyramids will simply awe. Built as tombs for the ancient kings and queens, the Pyramids will always represent power and beauty.
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Travel video about destination Cheops Pyramid. Located in the Egyptian city of Giza it was constructed on the orders of Pharaoh Khufu and became his magnificent burial chamber.
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For thousands of years, the mystery of how the pyramids in Egypt were made has puzzled the world. Do we finally know the answer? Join Laci as she discusses how the answer might be more obvious than we thought! Follow DNews on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dnews Follow Laci on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gogreen18 Read More: Mystery behind how Egyptians built the pyramids finally 'solved' by Dutch scientists after 4,000 years http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/how-egyptians-build-pyramids-construction-3482630 "Boffins have solved a puzzle that has baffled the world for centuries - how the builders of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids transported their gigantic blocks." Sliding Friction on Wet and Dry Sand http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.175502 "We show experimentally that the sliding friction on sand is greatly reduced by the addition of some—but not too much—water." Watch More: Can Political Parties Stop You From Voting? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQh_39a9bRw ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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In which John covers the long, long history of ancient Egypt, including the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and even a couple of intermediate periods. Learn about mummies, pharaohs, pyramids and the Nile with John Green. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Resources: Hieroglyphs, Egyptian gods, and more: http://dft.ba/-egyptA Mummies!: http://dft.ba/-mummies Pyramids!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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Gaza, Egypt. Images of the seven wonders of the world. The last shown - Egyptian pyramids. Various shots of the pyramids and their surroundings intercut with diagrams of the pyramids showing where they are, how they were made, showing the size, the inside etc. One of the diagrams showing St. Paul's Cathedral fitted into pyramid. Voiceover tells the story of the pyramids - they are massive, their sides face four sides of the world, they were colourful when they were first made etc. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1268.09
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Some archeologists have noticed that the human head of the Great Sphinx of Giza is too small for it's lion body. One theory is that the sphinx was originally not a sphinx at all. From: SECRETS: The Sphinx http://bit.ly/1l9ZWWS
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Full video available at: http://fora.tv/2011/04/05/Alexander_Rose_Millennial_Precedent Alexander Rose, Clock Project Manager at The Long Now Foundation, says if you want modern architecture to be as iconic as the Great Pyramids and the Taj Mahal, fill it with loot.
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Santa Cecelia, Mexico Various shots of work restoration going on at the newly discovered Pyramid at Santa Cecilia in Mexico. Various shots of female Archaeologist as she uncovers a stone face on side of Pyramid. MS. & CU. girl and government Archaeologist in charge of work check the stone head found by the girl. Various shots Pyramid of the sun in Mexico, Various shots of the temple of Quetzalcoatl in Mexico. (F.G.) 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2603.25
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The Great Sphinx is carefully placed within Giza, protecting the tombs of Khafre and Khufu. But when was the sphinx given a face? And whose face would serve to protect these important pharaohs? From: SECRETS: The Sphinx http://bit.ly/1Auajyx
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Pyramids are one of the wonders of the world. But why were they built, and why did humans stop building them? Trace answers these questions and looks at some of the most amazing pyramids from South America to Egypt. Read More: How Pyramids Work http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/pyramid.htm "The ancient pyramids are among the most astonishing structures in the world." The Egyptian Pyramid http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/pyramid.htm "The pyramids of Egypt fascinated travellers and conquerors in ancient times and continue to inspire wonder in the tourists, mathematicians, and archeologists who visit, explore, measure and describe them." The Surprising Truth About How the Great Pyramids Were Built http://www.livescience.com/1554-surprising-truth-great-pyramids-built.html "This is not my day job," begins Michel Barsoum as he recounts his foray into the mysteries of the Great Pyramids of Egypt." How Were The Egyptian Pyramids Built? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080328104302.htm The Aztecs, Mayans and ancient Egyptians were three very different civilizations with one very large similarity: pyramids. Mayan Pyramids https://www.courses.psu.edu/anth/anth008_cmg149/pyr.html "The term "pyramid" is a geometric reference to the shape of these construction. The Mayan version of the pyramid is truncated so that a temple can be built on the top." Curse of the Mummy http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/curse-of-the-mummy/ "Movie mummies are known for two things: fabulous riches and a nasty curse that brings treasure hunters to a bad end. But Hollywood didn't invent the curse concept." Top 10 Myths About Ancient Egypt http://listverse.com/2011/08/29/top-10-myths-about-ancient-egypt/ "The Ancient Egyptians are shrouded in an aura of mystery and intrigue, cultivated by continuing archeological discoveries. Unfortunately, the sense of awe that pervades Ancient Egypt has also produced countless myths." Exploring the Ancient Pyramids http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/exploring-the-ancient-pyramids.html "From the ancient civilizations of the Near East to the native peoples of Central America, pyramid building has been a common architectural design for thousands of years." Watch More: Face Tattoos for Love? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV6fwV9Into Ladies love Beards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQAzCPpTUl0 Humans with Tails? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfwMjTcaz64 ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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