# How Did Ancient Egyptians Build Pyramids

Pages: 8 (1787 words) / Published: Feb 14th, 2016
Introduction

How do the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids? It is not easy to answer these questions, especially if there is not that much information left. The Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to develop a written language, evidence of this amazing literary work is still engraved stone walls, obelisk and tombs in every ancient city of Egypt. However; no literature of any kind in those places that describe the mathematics used to construct all those extraordinary monuments. The construction of pyramids for example require to have some basic knowledge in geometry and volumes; the construction process also required the use of math to solve problems involved in the carrying and lifting of enormous stones. But nothing explaining that is engraved in the wall carvings, no math at all.
So, the question is what number system they had? How do they did the basic mathematical calculations? The answer is very simple, through the findings of some archeological objects such writings left in papyri and carvings small stones, scientist have been able to translate the language of the Egyptians, and now we have the opportunity to glimpse
The Rosetta stone as it is known today is inscribed in three languages, Greek and two Egyptian languages. The stone is an irregular shape (like a rectangular) from black basalt, and measuring 45 inches by 28 inches, and the importance of the stone is because it has the same passage written in Greek and Egyptian (hieroglyphic and demotic). The discovery of the Greek language in the stone was the key to decipher the demotic and hieroglyphic language of the Egyptians. The translation work was done primarily by Thomas Young (1773-1829) and completed by Jean Francois Champollion (1790-1832) has