So they’re some of the world’s most famed monuments from the past, eternalized in glory by their elaborate designs, made to survive the sands of time, and their size characterized by the egos of the ancient rulers who ordered their construction. Hollywood films from the 20th century have often portrayed slaves as building the pyramids. Now new findings by archaeologists reveal that perhaps, they were not after all built by slaves. Mysteries ranging from who built the ancient marvels to the methods used in their construction have been hotly debated by historians and archaeologists over the years.
Archaeologists first discovered the burial sites of ancient pyramid builders nearly 20 years ago. Yet, it is only recently that they have further proof to affirm previously suspected theories about the builders. Looking at it from a biblical perspective, although Exodus from the Old Testament in the Bible describes egyptian slaves as the children of Isreali, it doesn’t specify which building in particular they built. Simply described as “paid laborers”, Egypt’s chief Archaeologist Zahi Hawass said the most recent excavations shed light on the lifestyles of ancient egyptians.