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How old exactly are the pyramids ?


Posted on Monday, 30 April, 2012 | Comment icon 261 comments | News tip by: Melo


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Archaeologists have been attempting to pinpoint the exact age of the Egyptian pyramids for years.

While we know that the pyramids were built in the third millennium BC, narrowing it down further is difficult. Because the pyramids were built as tombs for Egyptian kings, records of the reigns of these kings can provide a date accurate to within 100 years. British Egyptologist Kate Spence however has come up with a new way to measure their construction dates based on the stars.

Spence maintains that the builders aligned the pyramids in a north-south direction using the Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellations as a guide, by looking at the locations of these constellations in the night sky it is possible to determine at what date these would have been in a position to facilitate the alignment of the pyramids in this way.

"The ancient Egyptians used two bright stars in the Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellations to align their pyramids in a north-south direction, a British Egyptologist says."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #252 Posted by Melo on 4 May, 2012, 19:44
About legend of Khufus daughter... Did you watch:...History becomes legend, legend becomes myth.
Comment icon #253 Posted by Melo on 4 May, 2012, 19:45
Maybe he just saw two giants making love, been scared and ran off. So he didnt see perfectly.
Comment icon #254 Posted by Melo on 4 May, 2012, 19:48
I apologize to all for my mistakes. As I said I was not try to be malicious. Thanks for your contribution for those with good will.
Comment icon #255 Posted by kmt_sesh on 4 May, 2012, 22:34
Well, of course I'm fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, and Macedonian. Okay, that's a lie. I used to work with a Serbian girl at the Field Museum, or maybe she was Croatian. I can never remember. I haven't seen her in years, unfortunately. She was terrific. LOL And I've met Macedonians, but that's the extent of it. I admire you folks who can converse so easily in different languages. German is the only language in which I ever achieved some skill, but I've forgotten much of it by now. Use it or lose it, as they say. I try to eavesdrop on German tourists at the Fiel... [More]
Comment icon #256 Posted by ShadowSot on 5 May, 2012, 19:52
When I say I am disapointed, I'm serious. Iphrasedit in sucha way as to reference a popular meme, but the reason why is to arguments were used against the information Kmt or others are offering. Chiefly, incredulity and a strawman of the explanation given. Both are beneath most of the members that participate in this thread and until you started using them, I felt they were beneath you Melo. Incredulity is especially bad, I can't beleive they did it this way so they didn't is a terrible argument against something.
Comment icon #257 Posted by Melo on 5 May, 2012, 23:16
Now add to them Slovenians, Albanians, Montnegrians No you are not rambling (but some still are). Its not hard. We understand eachother because when was Yugoslavia all people must leraned Croatian-Serbain language. So those two languages are still spread. But if all nations mentioned start to use own language at their best we still understand it but some are hard as Slovenian, Albanian and Macedonian. Also any of these languages are hard to learn. Atleast thats what I heard. For example in Croatian for word "what" is normal to say "što" (shto) but one third of coun... [More]
Comment icon #258 Posted by Harte on 6 May, 2012, 3:14
If you were to actually break down and try to read something other than fringe hoohaw Melo, you could read Herodotus' "Histories" for yourself. Were you to do so, you would find that Herodotus was only reporting what others told him, and not on things he had seen (for the most part.) Herodotus' tales get quite outlandish rather quickly, with people talking like birds, people who only walk backwards, people who never eat and never dream, etc. Harte
Comment icon #259 Posted by Melo on 6 May, 2012, 10:09
Im done here. Also there is no need since debate about fuel for getting mortar stoped and others questions are duscussed in thread Look Mama... So, see you around on the another threads.
Comment icon #260 Posted by the L on 26 May, 2012, 18:56


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