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Ancient civilizations do not want to reveal their secrets. It is not for nothing that the Egyptian pyramids are considered one of the wonders of the world. Researchers are still debating how they were built in the 3rd millennium BC—and in the middle of a sandy desert.

The publication IFLScience reminds that these pyramids were built from huge stone blocks weighing several tons and were placed on top of each other without the use of mortar.

How did they manage to achieve such a clean finish?

How were they transported to the site from quarries far away from the "construction site?" How did they raise these giants and put the "puzzles?" There are many questions, and not all of them have clear and reliable answers yet. But it seems that researchers have found a very reasonable explanation for one of the main mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids, writes Planet Today.

Satellite images have helped locate a long-lost, sand-covered ancient riverbed in the pyramids’ area.

This is not just a branch of the Nile, but a full-flowing river, which in its width is comparable to the riverbed of the "father." Researcher Eman Ghoneim pays particular attention to this theory. This branch of river flowed through the city of Giza and helped irrigate many farmers' fields.

But over time, this riverbed dried up, and researchers gave it the name "Ahramat," which translates as "branch of the pyramid," because it served also as a water transport artery to transport those same blocks for the tombs of the pharaohs. The total length of this river reached up to 100 km, it was very winding, and, according to researchers, it passed by all 38 pyramids.

But whether these structures themselves were placed near the meanders, or whether the ancient builders adapted the riverbed to suit their construction plans, remains to be seen during subsequent excavations.

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