27 Aug '15, 6pm

Rewriting History: How ancient #Egyptians built #pyramids matters to #climatechange. Read in #USGBCplus

This article was originally published in the July/August 2015 issue of USGBC+. Read the original version . How the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids matters to climate change. Spoiler alert: We may be wrong about how the ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramids. Decades of schoolchildren are taught the prevailing theory: The pyramids were constructed from enormous blocks of solid stone, cut by hand from far away quarries, and hauled across the searing desert sands. We imagine—thanks in large part to Cecil B. DeMille—thousands of shirtless, sweating slaves harnessed to thick hemp ropes, dragging enormous square blocks of stone up steep ramps. The feat seems so incredible that some wonder whether the Egyptians had help from other planets. Always a rational voice in the room, Neil deGrasse Tyson counters, “Just because you can’t figure out how ancient civilizations built...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rewriting-history-usgbc-jul...

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