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History - Ancient History in depth: Pyramid Challenge

History - Ancient History in depth: Pyramid Challenge

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Survey and the alignment of the Khufu pyramid - ancient Egyptian techniques Alignment of the pyramids and controlling the shape of the pyramid On this page various methods of the ancient Egyptians for surveying and measuring are explained. Survey and controlling - Obtaining a pyramid shape - Possible mistakes while building a pyramid - Egyptian units of measurement - Determining right angles - Angle of inclination and seked - Precise North-South alignment - Sources Survey and controlling The pyramid builders carefully chose the building ground for the pyramids. Species results for ‘Monkey’ Is Arkive worth $1/month? Give $12 for Arkive’s 12th birthday! Giant panda © Eric Baccega / naturepl.com Refine search Reset (0)

Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association The Great Pyramid of Giza stands on the northern edge of the Giza Plateau, located about 10 miles west of Cairo. It is composed of over 2 ½ million blocks of limestone, which weigh from 2 to 70 tons each. It's base covers over 13 acres and its volume is around 90,000,000 cubic feet. 1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Carter had built a reputation for scrupulously recording and preserving discoveries. Carter searched the valley for years with little to show for it, which drew the ire of his employer. In 1922, Lord Carnarvon told Carter that he had only one more season of digging before his funding would be ended. Revisiting a previously abandoned dig site at a group of huts, Carter started digging again, desperate for a breakthrough. On Nov. 4, 1922, his crew discovered a step carved into the rock.

Scaffold Mini-Lessons to Teach Main Idea Students often struggle determining the main idea of a text. They need direct and explicit instruction on the skill. But before you start teaching main idea, you may need to backfill and clarify that students know some other skills first. Topic v. Topic Sentence Before students can grasp implicit main idea, make sure they can find explicit topic sentences. Building the Great Pyramid Year 1: Six Letters from Hemienu If the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, what were the first steps Hemienu took when starting the construction of the Great Pyramid? Six letters from Hemienu is a work of epistolary historical fiction, with a very heavy emphasis on historical, which explores the sort of details that would have required his attention immediately after choosing a building site for Khufu’s Pyramid. The purpose of these imaginary missives from the desk of the Overseer of All the King’s Works is to give the reader an idea of the amount of planning, materials, and manpower involved not only in building the Great Pyramid, but in preparation for the work itself. There were mines and quarries to be opened, a fully functional workers’ city to be constructed, and an entire nation to be mobilized. Letter 1: The Selection of the Building Site

Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight By Tanner Higgin, Graphite When I was in school, game-based learning was a novelty. This was the era of Math Blaster! Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara Intended to hold his mummified body, Pharaoh Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara began as a traditional, flat-roofed mastaba. But by the end of his 19-year reign, in 2611 B.C., it had risen to six stepped layers and stood 204 feet (62 meters) high. It was the largest building of its time. Extensive use of stone—here and there carved to resemble wood, reeds, or other softer materials—made the tomb more durable than its mud-brick forebears.

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