Scientists come closer to solving the mystery of the movement of stone blocks of the Egyptian pyramids

The movement of the giant stone blocks from which the ancient Egyptian pyramids were built remains a mystery to Egyptian scientists. Physicists from the University of Amsterdam and the Foundation for Matter Research have undertaken to answer this question.

The first thing that scientists found out was that the stone blocks were transported in a special sleigh on wet sand, since sliding on it is much easier than on dry sand. Moisture, in this case, is a kind of lubricant, which, quite naturally, facilitates the work of transportation.

To make sure that the theory was correct, experiments were carried out in the laboratory with a model of loaded sleds that moved on the sand. It was found that a certain amount of water binds the grains of sand together. This makes sliding much easier as sand does not build up in the front of the runners. Scientists believe that an ancient image of a man pouring water under the runners of a sled is a confirmation of their version.

Scientists dragged such a sled along a tray of sand

Of the many different theories related to the movement of large stones and statues in Ancient Egypt, this version is one of the most compelling. However, it is unlikely to force the adherents of the theory about participation in the construction of aliens from outer space to abandon their beliefs.