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.

Hieroglyphic Print Machine

Make greetings cards, T-Shirts, posters and write messages in ancient Egyptian.

The Glyph Browser contains alphabet, syllabic, determinative and numbers signs. There are 388 ancient Egyptian words with their English translations and over 200 signs from the Gardiner code. As well as this you get a selection of decorative backgrounds, Cartouches and gods names.

The tool set has been upgraded to include text, lines, squares and ellipses. You can import your own images and adjust them in the editor. The greetings card function allows you to print four different card types and the T-shirt function will automatically reverse your text and images for printing on transfer paper.

Also comes with an illustrated booklet of background information explaining how to use the hieroglyphs.