Why Did We Stop Building Pyramids?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Pyramids are one of the wonders of the world. But why were they built, and why did humans stop building them? Trace answers these questions and looks at some of the most amazing pyramids from South America to Egypt.

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Exploring the Ancient Pyramids

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30 comments

Dave Otuwa July 13, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Luxor——-Las Vegas' exclusive pyramid built and named after an Egyptian town. Not transporting man back to the Old Testament

38 Baby2 August 7, 2018 - 3:51 AM

Your ancestors never even built the pyramids it was mines !!!

Karan Bantawa August 7, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Bogus. Out-dated now.

John Doe August 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

….there is no proof that any of the pyrimids where originally constructed for tombs. Its also much harder to build one pyramid today than it would be to build a skyscraper.

Jaakko Väisänen September 27, 2018 - 1:33 AM

Just because neoliberals like to think ALL humans are ALIKE doesn't grant you the right to say "WE".
1. You did not build pyramids.
2. Your ancestors did not build pyramids.
3. Ancient Egyptians mixed with other peoples and their culture diminished.
4. Because of this, we must avoid at all costs mixing cultures, religions and races.

Fantastic Gaming & Highlights September 30, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Lol look at this guy and their confident like you really think you're the most intelligent man on earth or something? And no when you said according to research I'm a science student too and after some time i think i understand so many things, and those research ain't matter at all.. Science itself trying to say everything is so strange.. And Don't be too confident man we science related people know that what's possible or not

thaintriguing1 December 12, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Egyptian pyramids were not tombs, they were power plants; this is why so much gold was found within because gold is an excellent conductor.

SHAHROKH JOUDI February 7, 2019 - 5:49 AM

In compliance with your question you have to explain why pyramids built.thank you

jody McCoy April 6, 2019 - 3:56 AM

For burials that's a lie so now your discredited, we got pyramids on money with a eye floating smh I guess people think that's normal though we Americans

Free Flow June 4, 2019 - 6:22 AM

we?

മായാ സുരൻ August 22, 2019 - 1:44 PM

So simple CZ in our current generation we r unable to build such insane things with our tools.

BRIGHTJUS September 7, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Lol you humans never built pyramids only Soular Bronze people made pyramids

Kikila Perrin October 13, 2019 - 12:00 AM

"We" didn't stop building pyramids, specific cultures and peoples at specific times stopped (and some because Europeans killed them all). Plz stop this "western civilization" fallacy. It doesn't do anything other than help erase the importance of diversity while supporting conceptions of eurocentric hegemony.

jack Watson epic October 15, 2019 - 2:37 AM

I tell you why the ancient people used to build all these pyramids and monuments because when you think about it there was nothing else to do they had no cars no television no video games no internet , all they had to do was build a monument or a pyramid I would not have liked to be alive then & I certainly would not like to have been rich no planes as well I know they new no different but you can see where I am coming from

Chaitanya Kamat December 5, 2019 - 4:56 PM

The video does not answer the question in the title. First disappointment from D News.

daniel velez December 13, 2019 - 7:03 AM

no tombs were ever found in the greats but you didnt go into the mayans or vast amouns of other civilizationsa that did the same

Grizzly BƎAR February 28, 2020 - 8:22 AM

Because y’all built them in the first place…

Conely King April 12, 2020 - 12:23 PM

Why..the ancient left and we don't know how…
You guys got it all wrong..do you really believe stone age people carved megalith this fancy?? Do you really believe megalith in Puma Punku H blocks were cut by stone age people with stone chisel 20 thousand or more years ago… how stupid and dumb are you guys! Do you really believe the giant granite tombs inside the great pyramid and other sites the stone age people carved them out with stone chisel over 73000 years ago..and those highly accurate wall's placed without mortar with the accuracy of less than the thickness of a sheet of newspaper!
Ever notice…and you don't have to be a scientist nor a archeologist to figure this out, any dummy can…very old ancient construction with highly precision cut stones/megalith, highly accurate placed without mortar and no gaps are usually found on the bottom of a site. Also huge megalith with protrusions, radius of all kinds, inside or out, or square inside or outside corners and dead accurately square, fancy carvings..round or square holes. MADE from highly advanced people from the stars, much older than you guys estimate. LATER civilizations took over and built around or on top, from far less skilled people/less accuracy /sloppy loose or mortar used. First construction of the great pyramid was around 73000 years ago when still trees/jungle. Several major floods went over them and buried most, like the Sphinx ect. You said stone age people filled it in…what crap of hogwash! ET's are here today and it's time to give Billy Meier some credit!!
http://www.futureofmankind.co.uk/Billy_Meier/Event_Timeline
http://www.futureofmankind.co.uk/Billy_Meier/The_Great_Pyramid
But that's not all, check out the latest on what ET said on Corona/covis19, was predicted over 25 years ago!
https://ca.figu.org/what-s-new2.html

ReptileGaming May 3, 2020 - 10:14 PM

No offense to him but he looks like if Trevor from GTA had a son.

Mike Ho June 21, 2020 - 2:22 AM

The pyramids considered as observed patterns of our ancient human had decorated the face of earth to distinguish other planets in the cosmos…..lol

Morello June 23, 2020 - 2:29 AM

This guy talks about the subject less than 10 seconds in this whole video. Go to 2:08 to save time, anything before that is just waste of time.

Ingur Lund August 10, 2020 - 3:26 AM

A mass of nutters in the comments.

christina nolen September 16, 2020 - 2:04 AM

do better research please.

Kev Wavy December 25, 2020 - 3:47 AM

This video is so misleading . There were never tombs found. They’re more like electric generators

Donny Williams January 1, 2021 - 3:24 PM

Who is we?

StormRunGaming January 2, 2021 - 6:24 AM

did you get paid to tell these lies or something?… I know you're smarter than that.

Jared B February 10, 2021 - 3:14 PM

I love the scientific curiosity: no curse, my evidence? Only 6 out of 28 people died with 10 years…so 20% of them succumbed to the curse, no???

5 Star Vids April 9, 2021 - 5:47 PM

2:39 mans alot of stones

Randall Cantu October 28, 2021 - 2:07 PM

Yes it’s aliens

Bull Simple November 11, 2021 - 12:59 AM

So much setup, so little payoff.