was they not?
The new evidence shows that thousands of laborers transported 170,000
tons of limestone along the River Nile in wooden boats built with
planks and rope.
The 2.5-ton blocks were ferried through a system of specially
designed canals before arriving at an inland port built just yards away
from the base of the Great Pyramid.
So the first thing built was canals and a port. And when the pyramid was done, all that apparently filled in. Damn.