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Unformatted text preview: More than 100,000 workers , who were probably peasants forced into service , cut two-and-one-half-ton limestone blocks from quarries on the other side of the Nile , ferried them across the river, and then dragged them up ramps to be fitted exactly into place. Experts estimate that 2.3 million blocks had to be moved over a period of more than twenty years , to complete the project. Perhaps the greatest wonder , however , is that these structures have lasted. Countless other buildings , statues, and monuments have been constructed and admired , yet they have fallen into ruin while these magnificent structures remain. It has been said , in fact , that they could withstand a direct hit by an atomic bomb....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Buchholtz during the Spring '08 term at Community College of Philadelphia.
- Spring '08