Why Did Slaves Build The Pyramids Dbq

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The slaves were not a critical part in building the pyramids since workers who died building them had the honor of being buried near their pharaoh with bread and beer for their afterlives, nobody know how many slaves were helpers in the construction, and the working gangs that had been created had names like, “the Friends of Khufu.” Slaves are people who are forced to work against their will. First of all, the tombs of the workers have been found near the pyramids, with bread and beer for the worker’s afterlives. No slave would ever be bestowed the honor of being buried near their pharaoh, which was a sacred place. I found this evidence from Document C, where the text states, “Hawass said the builders came from poor Egyptian families from the north and south, and were respected for their work-so much that those who died during construction were bestowed the honor of being buried in the tombs near the sacred pyramids of their pharaohs.” …show more content…

Khufu, also known as Kheops, was the one who had the Great Pyramid built for his burial chamber. Slaves usually hated the pharaoh, since he was the one who was persecuting them. I got this information from Document D, which states, “So, for example, we have a name… above the King’s chamber in the Great Pyramid, ‘the Friends of Khufu Gang.’ That doesn’t sound like slavery, does it?” This makes me think that even the experts don’t think slaves built the pyramids. Overall, slaves were not a main part in building pyramids since workers who died building the pyramids had the honor of being buried near their pharaoh along with bread and beer, nobody knows how many slaves were employed in the work, and the working gangs that had been created had names like, “the Friends of Khufu.” Clearly, the evidence points to the fact that slaves had not been a key link in building the

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