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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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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC-ANAL 50 taught by Professor Lamberg-karlovsky during the Fall '06 term at Harvard.
- Fall '06