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May 17 2013

Ancient Egyptians Abandoned Pyramids ‘Because of Extreme Temperature Changes'


The ancient Egyptians abandoned the pyramids because of structural damage caused by thermal movement, an expert has said.

Peter James, a structural engineer, has produced a new theory on what caused the demise of the pyramids in Egypt.

In 2011, James was charged with the task of saving the pyramid of Djoser, a 4,700-year-old structure that was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1992.

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