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Mystery of Great Pyramid Stones' Transport Solved, Experts Say

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Archaeologists belive they have solved the mystery of how the Great Pyramid's stone was transported to the site. (Mikhail Nekrasov/Dreamstime)

By    |   Thursday, 05 Oct 2017 08:42 AM

The mystery of how builders transported stone 500 miles to build the Great Pyramid has been solved, archaeologists believe.

The diary of an overseer discovered at the Wadi al-Jafr seaport said the stones were transported using canals dug from the Nile River to the building site, Newsweek reported. According to the papyrus diary, the workers used boats to float the stones through the canals.

Archaeologists also uncovered one of the boats and a waterway underneath the Giza plateau that support the diary’s account.

Approximately 170,000 tons of rock were carried to the pyramid building site in 2600 B.C. so the pyramids could be built. The 455-foot-tall structure was the highest in the world for thousands of years and is considered an ancient marvel.

Archaeologists also studied the structure of the boat with a 3-D laser and discovered how it was originally assembled, Newsweek reported.

Another team is working on making a map of the Great Pyramid with laser technology, and has discovered empty spaces within the pyramid that they think could be hidden rooms.

A new documentary, “Egypt’s Great Pyramid: The New Evidence,” aired Sunday night in the U.K. and discussed the newest revelations.

Some Twitter users weren't yet ready to believe the mystery solved.

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