Building Khufu Cheops Great Pyramid

BBC documentary describing how the great pyramid was built.

For four thousand years men have marvelled at the Great Pyramid of Giza. How was it built and why? The how we don’t know but by combining the latest archaeological research and state-of-the-art visual technology this BBC documentary attempts an answer.

Most archaeologists belive a system of ramps was used to drag the millions of stone blocks into place. No examples of ramps have survived at the Great Pyramid, but traces have been found around some other Old Kingdom pyramids and it is thought that at least five different systems of ramp might have been used.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.

Building Khufu Cheops Great Pyramid