Sunday, 10 January 2010

Tomb Discovery Helps Solve Ancient Slavery Riddle of the Pyramids

A set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the pyramids at Giza have been discovered which help to prove that they were not slaves after all.

The workers were accorded the honour of being buried in mud brick tombs within the shadow of the pyramids that they helped to build.

The tombs were constructed during Ancient Egypt's fourth dynasty and show that the workers ate meat regularly and worked on three-month rotating shifts.  The archaeological evidence shows that around 10,000 workers ate 21 cattle and 23 sheep a day.

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