I asked around for what people reading this blog might want to know about. The overwhelming response was, how were the pyramids built?
This topic on the surface seems very simple but there is more than the building involved in how. As with any great undertaking (think the first skyscrapers in our own time) there has to be a government to manage it, people to work, architects, plans, reasons, materials, shipping lines and a whole list of things. In order to properly speak about these monuments, and likely some of the temples along the way, it is going to take many posts to get to the point of actually putting the stones on the sites. The first question has to be why build them? Why even try?
So, this will be our voyage for the next few weeks... what, how, why and when for the pyramids of Egypt.