Egypt in 2528 B.C.

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Dear diary,

It was a very stressing day for me. I am a slave building King Khufu's pyramid. The slave workers, such as me, have no complex tools, only the simplest tools, to build the pyramids. Our hands, sleds, and earthen ramps are the simplest tools we use. Besides the tools, I lifted millions of limestone that weigh about two-and-a-half tons each. Layer by layer the pyramid grew. The top stone was added and the whole structure covered in white limestone casing blocks. The buildings of the pyramid took so many years, that people started 2551 B.C., but I continued until 2528 B.C. I was building the largest pyramid ever. The pyramid is called the Great Pyramid. It lies in the desert west of Giza. When I was done, I was told that the pyramids that slaves [ such as me ] built, were tombs for the early pharaohs.

Not only the pyramids contain a pharaoh's body, but many treasures, such as gold, jewelry, and furniture- to accompany the pharaoh to the next world. I heard that the pyramids represent the power or the greatness of our civilization. Nevertheless, the sun has set once again and I have no time to write furthermore.- Sagypt