Building the Pyramids of Giza

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Building the Pyramids of Giza

Video Segment |08:44

Viewers see how architectural wonders were built using simple machines. The Parthenon was built using simple tools. Cutting and transporting large objects in ancient times took ingenuity. The creation of the elevator is explained. Simple machines were used to build the pyramids and an inclined plane was used to lift the rocks up the pyramid. A series of inclines raised the rocks higher up the pyramid.


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Related Topics

  • complex machine
  • elevator
  • inclined plane
  • lever
  • Parthenon
  • pulley
  • pyramid
  • simple machine
  • wedge
  • wheel and axle

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