National Geographic: Unlocking the Great Pyramid

National Geographic: Unlocking the Great Pyramid

Director: Bob Brier

Cast: Bob Brier

     
 
It marks one of the greatest engineering enigmas in world history: how exactly did the builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza manage to lift limestone blocks of 2.5 tons each a distance of nearly 500 feet off the ground - without the advantage of modern technology? That riddle has inspired generations of historians and researchers to comb every interior and exterior

Overview

It marks one of the greatest engineering enigmas in world history: how exactly did the builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza manage to lift limestone blocks of 2.5 tons each a distance of nearly 500 feet off the ground - without the advantage of modern technology? That riddle has inspired generations of historians and researchers to comb every interior and exterior inch of the pyramid, measuring distances and amassing data to arrive at a conclusion. But only recently have more definite answers come to light - answers that originate inside of the Pyramid. The documentary program National Geographic - Unlocking the Great Pyramid discusses this arresting theory.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2009
UPC:
0727994753384
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code:
1
Time:
0:50:00
Sales rank:
43,281

Special Features

Closed Caption; Great Pyramid fact file

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Unlocking the Great Pyramid
1. Introduction [1:08]
2. A Radical New Thought [1:58]
3. Single Ramp Theory [6:11]
4. Tackling the Mysteries [4:11]
5. Khufu's Pyramid [6:34]
6. The Grand Gallery Theory [9:32]
7. A Third Mystery [4:04]
8. The Enigmatic Notch [6:45]
9. Strong Evidence? [3:02]
10. A Mile Long Walk [1:15]
11. Conclusion [:34]
12. Credits [:15]

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