11 Jan 2010

Tombs shed more light on builders of Great Pyramid

12:52 pm on 11 January 2010

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a number of tombs of workers who helped build the country's largest pyramid.

Made of bricks and mud, the tombs date back 4500 years. The BBC reports they were for workers who died during construction of the Great Pyramid.

The Supreme Council of Antiquities says the tombs shed light on how they lived and help to dispel the idea that the pyramids were built by slaves.