Unformatted text preview: The father of King Khufu built 5 pyramids (if the pyramids were graves then 1 probably would have been sufficient) The Nile River: Kurt Mendelson hypothesis: When the river flooded for 4 months, building the pyramids provided work for the farmers that were out of work- building the pyramids became a “unifying common task” – the pharaoh would give food and clothing in return -ppl were grateful- the employment contract explains why a number of pyramids were built Pyramids: a unification of upper and Lower Egypt The ultimate purpose of the pyramids still remains a mystery...
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- Fall '06
- Ancient Egypt, King Khufu, video Great Pyramid, fairly good life, century b.c. writer, Kurt Mendelson hypothesis