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Hawass to English Newspapers: Pyramids Were Not Built by Slaves


Tue 09 Jun 2020 | 03:37 PM
Ahmad El-Assasy

Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass announced that the commentary of the English newspapers on throwing a statue of a slave trader in the river, linking it to the pyramids and that they were built with forced labor is ridiculous because the pyramids were not built with forced labor.

Hawass stressed that the graves of the workers who built the pyramids were found under the foot of the pyramids, confirming to the whole world that the pyramids were not built with forced labor. They came through the big families in Upper Egypt and the Delta, and those families paid workers ’wages and therefore they paid taxes.

He pointed out that forced labor can build huge buildings, but they cannot be creative, because building the pyramids is innovation. Slaves cannot perform this scientific engineering miracle.

Egyptian archaeologist added that there is no evidence of slaves during the era of the pyramids` builders; In addition to finding the pavilion of “Wadi Al Jurf” which talks about the chief of workers, “Murar” who was the hero and with him forty workers completely refute this idea, and that building pyramids by slaves is an ironic opinion and that the pyramids were built by the pharaohs for the kings to become a god in the other world.

Contributed by Ali Abu Dashish