Building the Pyramids
Can Alan S, Mil, or any others tell me if any of the tour guides mentioned who actually built the pyramids? Was it indeed all slave labor, a mixture of paid skilled workers and slaves etc. Has evidence been found about how and where they lived, any midden finds, were they housed in barracks, in family units and so on? I assume they would have to be fed well to be able to do the physical work. Was the work seasonal because of the climate?
When I was in elementary school in England, it seemed all we learned about was the Egyptians and Romans, we were told slaves built the pyramid, we thought nothing of it. We visited the big museum in the city and seeing mummies and artifacts, we had our fill. Which, along with all the terrorist incidents in the area and our government warning is not to visit, never had Egypt on our radar.
With the current feelings changing by our own more recent colonial and history of slavery, tearing down of statues etc, has there been any regrets in Egypt about how many thousands of ordinary people might have suffered building what are essentially a glorified grave for their ruler, who might not have been revered by everyone?