Start Dating the pyramids

Dating the pyramids

There is little doubt today that geometry was involved in the design of the Giza pyramids (amongst others).

An ancient village that is older than the Egyptian pyramids has been discovered in a remote part of Canada After excavating a settlement on Triquet Island on British Columbia's Central Coast archaeologists dated it to 14,000 years ago, during the last ice age when glaciers covered much of North America.

Inhabitants abandoned the settlement and stripped nearly everything of value: wooden columns, stone doorsteps, even many mud bricks.

Before our 1999 season, workers from the many riding stables in the nearby town took sand from our site to the stables for cleaning the floors, and then returned it used, disturbing much of the protective cover of sand over the settlement ruins.

Cartouches of Snoferu have also been found on both pyramids (On the corner-stones and upper chambers of the 'Bent' pyramid), but none yet on the Meidum pyramid.

Although the Meidum pyramid is associated to Snoferu by name, archaeologists have yet to confirm the patron of this particular pyramid through inscription.

“Whether [building] galleries or enclosures, these ancient Egyptians had a penchant for organization of rank and file, a penchant that may have built the great Giza Pyramids within the lifetimes of their kings.” Since 1988, the excavations of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project have focused on an ancient urban site about 400 meters (1312 feet) south of the Sphinx.

Our goal is to find evidence of the social and economic structures that supported the building and maintenance of the Giza pyramids.

Heavy machinery, such as backhoes and front loaders gouged huge trenches into the eastern part of the site.