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The third pyramid at Giza was decadently cased in beautiful Aswan granite. This monument, attributed to Menkaure, is a hidden gem that has been neglected by Egyptology. There is priceless evidence strewn about the pyramid which can further our understanding of ancient history.
Granite, the most durable and expensive construction material in antiquity, is one of the best ways to judge the values and practices of ancient cultures because of the high cost of use. Why has Egypt never fully excavated Menkaure's pyramid? What secrets might be found among the mountains of granite debris? Why are some stones dressed smoothly and others left rough?
This video explores the visible evidence left on the pyramid and offers up secrets that might be revealed with a thorough archaeological study of the entire site.