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We almost know for sure that the pyramids were built by workers (tue writings of Wadi Al-Jarf). But were all them freeworkers or there were some slaves for the most distruptive works (like moving the huge rocks)? How was it possible feeding thousands of people for years removing manpower from the fields (a lot of the workers were farmers)?