Ancient Egypt had knowledge to transport stone blocks before the Pyramids
Have we solved the mystery of how those stones were moved to build the pyramids? Apparently so, as the remains of a stone transport system used in an ancient quarry dating back at least as far back as the reign of Khufu was discovered. According to LiveScience, the discovery also suggests that Ancient Egyptians likely had the knowledge to transport huge blocks of stone well ahead of the Pyramids’ construction.
Other headlines worth a look this morning:
- The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms announced it has ceased to operate in response to the government’s crackdown on human rights groups and activists, the Associated Press reports.
- Egypt’s independent theaters are facing an uphill battle as they grapple with issues such as lack of funding and media censorship, Amelia Parenteau writes for American Theatre.
- Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek is facing criticism for not being vocal about LGBTQ rights, particularly in light of his portrayal of Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Trey Strange writes for Into More.
- Egyptians are still “clamoring for answers” over the murder of a 64-year-old abbot by his disciples in July, Farid Y. Farid writes for The Atlantic.