How to Build Pyramids: The Revelation of the Pyramids

Great pyramid of Giza in the day time

The pyramid construction is a public project to create employment

It only took 20 years to make the pyramid of King Khufu by using many slaves. Is there anyone who still believes all this? Some decades ago, the Japanese biggest construction company (Obayashi Corporation) seriously calculated and estimated the construction period. Even if they tried with all their resources without limitation, it would take 5 years! I always thought the above fake legend of the pyramid construction would be too short time for people from about 4500 years ago.

Think about it for a second. Don’t you think pyramids are too high-quality for low-morale workforces like slaves without heavy machines? In my opinion, the construction of the pyramids would be a super-long-term public project to create employment and to enhance the national prestige. In fact, it’s not my own unique view but becomes one of the common theories these days, though.

The evidence of a super-advanced civilization

Have you ever watched the movie “The Revelation of the Pyramids?” It’s not a movie about pyramids but about environmental issues. According to the movie, we can see many signs suggesting advanced geometry, astronomy, etc. in the structure of the pyramids. Many people (even researchers) couldn’t believe such advanced knowledge and skills existed 4500 years ago. They had been only saying “That’s a coincidence.” On the other hand, the movie logically proclaims the pyramids are evidence proving that there was a super-advanced civilization, and that catastrophes (natural disasters) completely destroyed it. I realized again how difficult it is to hand over tradition.

It’s always costly to preserve skills

The most popular shrine in Japan was built about 2000 years ago, and is completely torn down and re-built every 20 years, even now. It’s not because of a structural problem but to preserve traditional building skills. Ancient wisdom knows it’s very costly to take back what we’ve lost, as shown in our much ado about the pyramids. Fortunately, the Japanese traditional woodworking skills are still inherited in the series of shrine rebuilding. I believe you can see some of them in our products.

A corporate logo, the letters of C and H are combined to look like a tree in a circle

Shungo Ijima

He is travelling around the world. His passion is to explain Japan to the world, from the unique viewpoint accumulated through his career: overseas posting, MBA holder, former official of the Ministry of Finance.