The pyramids at Giza are some of the most impressive structures that human beings have ever built. But why did they build them?
Their sheer size and almost incomprehensible level of sophisticated architecture has always dazzled Archaeologists, Egyptologists and indeed anyone who lays their eyes on them.
Why did human beings cut, extract, shape, move, lift and place huge limestone blocks - some of which weigh over 90 tonnes?
When you have decades to spare, tens of thousands of skilled workers, master artisans, architects and more wealth than you can shake a stick at? What do you do?
You build the grandest tomb possible.
Families lived and died by those pyramids. Their entire lives were dedicated to building them. Generation after generation. They loved their pharaoh and were willing to do whatever it took to build the grandest tomb possible.