Ultimate Assembly: The Pyramids

“Man fears time, but time fears the Pyramids.” 

Friends, THAT is some grade-A assembly. Yes, any time scholars are creating proverbs about your assembly skills, it’s safe to assume that your stuff is built to last. This is ultra assembly. At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we’d like to think we provide similar service to our valued partners. Whether or not our stuff sticks around for another 5,000 years… who can tell? But we do offer dynamite assembly services that are built to help our partners succeed.

Back to the desert, let’s now marvel at the assembly behind putting together something so massive. As far as assembly goes, and proving how solid it is, the Great Pyramid is the only surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, even though it is far older than the other six.

Obviously, the Pyramids are REALLY BIG. The biggest of the three — known by such names as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khufu, and the Pyramid of Cheops — raises from its sand floor to a peak of 455 feet. It is made up of a mind-boggling 2.3 million stone blocks. If there were scales large enough to accommodate it, it would hop on and weigh in at an estimated 5.9 million tons.

Famous Egyptologist Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) gave some high praise to the precision in these massive building projects. And as assembly fans ourselves, we will marvel along with the legendary English scholar. He commented that the precision involved with the smooth casing stones that once covered the Pyramids were “equal to opticians’ work of the present day, but on a scale of acres” and “to place such stones in exact contact would be careful work; but to do so with cement in the joints seems almost impossible.”

Now that is some precise assembly.

Although often overshadowed, the smaller neighboring pyramids round out what is technically known at the Giza Necropolis. Originally built as tombs for the Pharaohs, they are now some of the most famous ancient landmarks existing today, and are cultural icons for the country of Egypt. While they now show the signs of the centuries, here is a Smithsonian Channel clip of how the Pyramids would’ve looked when new:

Back to modern times, are you ready to partner with an outfit that exceeds expectations for assembly services? Get in touch with Ohio Valley Goodwill. Contact us to talk about which assembly services you need to help your business grow. Millions of limestone blocks not included.