This is how the step pyramids were created. The Egyptians had a rope. And we are talking about a rope 3,000 feet long. Well they put the rope around a block that is 398 feet long. And also 358 feet across. The rope fit around the block and they tied it as tight as they could. They had about 25 people in the back pushing. And about 25 people in the front pulling on the rope up a 30 degree angle ramp.