Purple Mash Pyramids
Year 3 have combined History and Technology this week as the children used Purple Mash and search engines to create a report about the construction of pyramids.
There are explanations about the materials used, methods of transport and surprisingly the amount of workers that were used in the construction. Most of us thought that the majority of the 50'000 who worked on the site would have been slaves but many were skilled workers, engineers, architects from Egypt and neighbouring countries.
The most astonishing fact was it would have taken almost 10 years to complete the larger pyramids. As yet we have only discovered 130 across Egypt but new technology has revealed there may be thousands more!