What I love about Egypt is the multitude of conspiracy theories and insane ideas that have emerged about the why and how the pyramids were created. It has always fascinated me why people refuse to believe the facts and instead look to outlandish ideas as to why these great wonders were even constructed. The thing I find most amazing though is that very well known and educated individuals publish some of these ideas. We learned about three men today that are very well educated yet decided to talk on a subject that they know very little to none about. Not only are individuals buying into the lies but so does the media. There are multiple movies in Hollywood that portray the construction of the pyramids being done by slaves. To be honest up until today I had believed that as well. All the media that we see and all the information we are given is that the pyramids were built by slave labor and I had always seen that as fact. It was refreshing for once to see that this was in fact not true. I really enjoyed being able to finally get facts instead of just fiction. I remember in seventh grade we had an Egyptian unit. My teacher was talking about the pyramids of Giza and was telling us how slaves were brought in to build the pyramids for unjust and tyrannical rulers, but after today I learned that was not true. The people that actually built the pyramids were skilled laborers; they were not slaves nor were they aliens. They were not some mystical beings that ascended from the heavens to design these constructs for a greater purpose. It was very interesting to find out that there was actually a city built in the plateau to house those that were working on they pyramids. I am still in awe though that such well known individuals generate such wild ideas on why the pyramids were built. When watching the History channel this is easily shown. I have a younger sister who simply loves this channel and watches it non stop every day. I walked in after work one day and remember her watching a show about the creation of the pyramids. The show was saying that the aliens built the pyramids and that the aliens left a message. The show argued points like, the ancient Egyptians didn’t have the tools to build such structures and even said that it was simply impossible for the pyramids to be lined up in the fashion that they are. I absolutely love that some people refuse to listen to the facts and instead through wild accusations and ideas out there no matter how open the truth is.