"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it"- William James. Whether it be for our sense of humour, great stories, hard work or intuitive ideas we all want to be remembered by our descendants. Egyptians thousands of years before us were no different. The pharaohs of Egypt spent their entire life building a tomb that would last for eternity, so their greatness would never be forgotten. The Great pyramids at Giza were built for the Khufu, a great ruler of Egypt. Unfortunately the secret of how the pyramids were built died with the Egyptian pharaohs. Many speculations have been made on how the huge pyramids with the 2.5 million blocks weighing between 2.5t and 11t were fit together. One theory made by Erich von Daniken states that non human life forms are the only possible explanation. Clifford Wilson strongly disagrees and states that the Egyptians used thousand of men, to build the great pyramids strictly out of man power alone. The final theory by Davidovitus, states that the Egyptians were extremely advanced chemists and formed the pyramids moulding the blocks on the spot. Men (women) can accomplish great things with hard work and determination and Wilson's theory gives us logical proof that this is actually what the Egyptians did to build the pyramids at Giza. .
Something as great as the pyramids at Khufu could never be accomplished by humans alone is the belief of Eric von Daniken. Eric von Daniken in Chariots of the Gods argues that something so miraculous like the pyramids of Cheops (Khufu), could never be built by the Egyptians. He believes that supernatural forces built the pyramids. The pyramids at Cheops are too precise. According to von Daniken, "Ancient Egypt appears suddenly and with out transition with a fantastic ready made civilization." How could the Egyptians made a pyramid that's height corresponds directly to the distance from the sun and the earth.