The Pyramids Were White

Giant Pyramids Of Egypt

The stereotypical vision of the Egyptian Pyramids are large mountain like brown piles of stone uprooting from the desert having a rough contour. Though when first constructed around 2500 BC.  The pyramids were paper white and as smooth as glass.  Topping the pyramid was a golden capstone that gleamed in the desert sun. It was an amazing spectacle. The pyramids somewhat stayed in this state until the Arab invasion of Egypt around AD 500. 

The Arab invaders stripped the pyramid of it’s smooth limestone and built a huge section of Cairo. Many of the Mosques and Palaces of Cairo consist of the Ancient stones of the pyramids. Quite sad actually.

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29 Comments on “The Pyramids Were White”

  1. I suppose it is just an theory. I did find few things on Thinkquest. Does anyone else has something to add. Any proofs or should we mark this fact as “debatable”?


    After the capstone had been placed, the ramps were gradually removed and replaced with scaffolds. There are also two different theories about the final shaping and smoothing of the pyramid. Trimming involves cutting away the excess triangular shapes of stones on each level and casing refers to adding triangular shaped smooth stones to each level. Workers on different levels of the scaffold polished the limestone with dolerite stones and abrasive powders. After the pyramid was smooth, it was then ready for the interior decoration.

  2. This theory might be correct because of the position pyramids are located. The fine sands of the desert will be swept onto the pyramids, thus painting it the sand color we see now. To prove this theory you must locate the source where the stone is quarried from and decide if it’s original color is white.

  3. im doing a egyptian project thingy for skool && im just researching!! which is really GREAT—> well @least i think it is!! im making my project out of cake… its ganna be a piramid cake

  4. The muslim prophet (which was the founder of the religion of Islam) was born in the year 570 A.D. Which means Arabs at 500 A.D. had no idea what a mosque was. In fact, there was no stable religion in the Arab world at that time. People who were spiritual built monuments and statues that they used to idolize and worship. So I wouldn’t be so sure about the mosques that were built with the pyramids’ limestone.

  5. The encasing stone’s arent theory they are fact. they have been verified by ancient visitors to the site in suriving writings (i believe one was a greek cant remember the name sorry). Also i believe phyiscal evidence exists at the site and some of the mantle still exists on the tip of the great pyramid.

    taken from :

    The pyramid is estimated to have about 2,300,000 stone blocks weighing from 2-30 Tons each with some weighing as much as 70 tons.

    There is so much stone mass in the pyramid that the interior temperature is constant and equals the average temperature of the earth, 20 Degrees Celsius (68 Degrees Fahrenheit).

    Two types of limestone were used for construction. A soft limestone either pure or nummulitic was used for the bulk of the core blocks and a hard white limestone for the mantle. Hard limestone becomes more polished with age.

    The base of the pyramid covers 55,000m2 (592,000 ft2) with each side greater than 20,000m2 (218,000 ft2) in area.

    The outer mantle was composed of 144,000 casing stones, all highly polished and flat to an accuracy of 1/100th of an inch, about 100 inches thick and weighing about 15 tons each.

    The average casing stone on the lowest level was 5 ft. long by 5 ft. high by 6 ft. deep and weighed 15 tons.

    The mortar used is of an unknown origin. It has been analyzed and its chemical composition is known but it can’t be reproduced. It is stronger than the stone and still holding up today.

    The cornerstone foundations of the pyramid have ball and socket construction capable of dealing with heat expansion and earthquakes.

    There are no hieroglyphics or writing in the Great Pyramid.

  6. This means that Africa had a more advanced and superior technology the world has ever known. Look at the pyramids, constructed thousands of years ago, but still the technology that was used to construct them baffles and evades even the smartest men called scientists to this day.

  7. the pyramids werent made out of stones because the stones were too heavy to carry and it would make it impossible for the ancient pharos to even give it a try and lift at least 1 meter high, I am Egyptian and a muslim and i have evidence in the Quraan that the three pyramids were made out of sand and mud which were heated at a certain temperature and left in the sun and wind to cool off the evidence is shown on the pyramids… they are really smooth and well shaped and there are no stones that would be carved or sculptured in that way.. or else it would take more effort, the mud was taken from the nile river banks and that’s why the pyramids are located near the nile river and that is another evidence the third and last evidence is the quraan, we all know that back in the ancient times there was a king of Egypt was called “phor3oon” and allah had sent “sayedna moousa” to ask him to be a muslim and pray allah but he refused and he said that he is allah!!! and he told his minister who was called “haman” and he said to him… 2a3ooz bellah men el sahytaan 2l rageem , besm ellah el ra7man el ra7eem, fawqed ly yahaman 3ala alteen…. sadaq allaho al3azeem. you all might probably be thinking this has nothing to do with the fact.. but actually it does because mud and sand gives a grey to bage colour and it can never be paper white!!!

    1. the quran is lies. pyramids were built of rock and topped with limestone. thats a fact.
      then muslims stole the stones to build mosques. also fact.

      1. There is evidence that many of the stones were, in fact, cast. There is a article titled “The Surprising Truth About How the Great Pyramids Were Built” that discusses the evidence in favor of cast blocks instead of carved stone.

  8. well actually the pyramids were created from mud by the Nile river, but that was the rough work. the finished touches of the pyramid was white limestone that was taken away and used to build buildings in another city. they used many different types of ramps and log rollers just to move the stones and the mud bricks that mad the pyramid have a nice, smooth touch.

  9. The pyramids were covered in a variety of stones, but most famously, which apparently isn’t that much, were the pyramids covered in white marble. When Napoleon invaded, he stripped them and lined the canals in Paris with the stone, where it still is today.

  10. I guess you have never heard of Macchu Picchu, the great Maya pyramids, Stonehenge, Greek temples or amphytheaters or all the Roman buildings, roads, theaters, temples spread all over Europe, western Asia and north Africa? In europe still nowaddays still use roads, bridges and buildings build by the romans 2,000 years ago.Incidently, the width of any train on their train tracks is the width of two Roman horses’ ass. That was the minimum width established by the Romans when they had to build a one way bridge. Wink 🙂

  11. you are right Ahmed , however Cleopatra and her brother were the last pharoes until they became a Roman province, and since then they have never had a king. If Allah told a king of Egypt to convert , it had to be occured after Allah birth that is 570 AD. Math doesnt lye, therefore your facts do not concur with reality. 🙂

  12. The spirit of God revealed to me that the pyramids were built for these two reasons. One, they will be the only thing to survive the Wrath of God (which is coming very soon) so certain ones are a safe zone during this time. And two, they are the foundation for the entire city of New Jerusalem…..which is what Jesus went to prepare for us. It is also our reward that He is bringing with Him when He comes back for us. He has also revealed to me which ones will be used for these purposes. They are not all for this, just certain ones. That is why we will rise to meet Him in the air. We will then enter the city, and then it will lower onto the foundations that were built for it to sit upon. Praise God! In Revelation, it says that the great city will be divided into three parts. Those three parts have pyramids that will be used for these two purposes!

  13. The River Nile is about 6,670 km (4,160 miles) in length and is the lgnseot river in Africa and in the world. Although it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Niles course runs through Egypt.In Egypt, the River Nile creates a fertile green valley across the desert. It was by the banks of the river that one of the oldest civilizations in the world began. The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile, using the soil to produce food for themselves and their animals.Egypt is situated in the northeast corner of the Africa. Covering 386,662 square miles, it is almost twice the size of France and the twelfth largest country in Africa. To the north of Egypt is the Mediterranean Sea, to the south is the Sudan, to the west is Libya and to the east of Egypt is the Red Sea.The Egyptian writing called hieroglyphics used pictures to represent different objects, actions, sound or ideas. There were more than 700 hieroglyphs. Some pictures stood for whole words.Egypt is a hot country and so people wore lightweight clothes which kept them cool. We can see what they wore from the many paintings and sculptures they left behind.Ancient Egyptian clothes covered most of their skin and were made from plant fibres such as linen.Pharaohs were the king or Queen of Egypt. Most pharaohs were men but some well-known pharaohs, such as Nefertiti and Cleopatra, were women.A Pharaoh was the most important and powerful person in the kingdom. He was the head of the government and high priest of every temple.The people of Egypt considered the pharaoh to be a half-man, half-god.The Pharaoh owned all of Egypt.

  14. The pyramids and temples were build by black indigenous Africans. Arabs and whites are considered invaders….FACT. His-story is shit. Travel and learn history

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