They weigh more than 100 tons, they are solid Aswan granite, and they are precisely designed for tolerances that today are considered remarkable.
So, how did the ancient Egyptians build and establish 24 strange and sinister, coffin figured black boxes that were discovered in a cave in the hillside, 12 miles south of the Great Pyramid of Giza?
And more importantly, why?
The skill of stone cutting, with an accuracy of a few microns, is so remarkable that some experts have concluded that they were not built for Egyptian pharaohs, but actually left on the ground and alien race and simply appropriated by the kings.
It is believed that the tombs are burials of bulls Apis, which is worshiped as deities in ancient Egypt
Black black boxes show some hieroglyphs, but they are of such low quality that scrawls are considered graffiti.
The actual purpose and function of the boxes remains unclear, but they were clearly important, because they were cut with such precision that they would remain airtight for thousands of years.
They are known as the Saparra Sakkara in the now-deserted city of Memphis, Egypt.
It remains a mystery how ancient culture was able to cut such huge and precise sarcophagi
It is believed that the official burial was built about 3300 years ago by Ramses II.
Recent studies show that it was the burial of the Apis bulls, which they worshiped as the incarnations of the god Ptah.
Egyptologists argue that due to the fact that the bulls were honored by the gods, Hayemvetse, the son of Ramses II, ordered that the tunnel be excavated through one of the mountains on the site and designed with side chambers to contain large granite sarcophagi weighing up to 100 tons each. Keep Mummified remains of bulls.
Apis bulls were considered incarnations of the god Ptah
The temple was discovered by Auguste Mariette, who went to Egypt to collect Coptic manuscripts, but later became interested in the remains of the Sakkar necropolis.
In 1850, Marietta discovered that the head of one sphinx leaned out of the adjacent desert sand dunes, cleared the sand and followed the boulevard into place.
After using explosives to clean rocks blocking the entrance to the catacomb, he unearthed most of the complex.
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