The Top Three Biggest Moves of All Time
The term “moves” can be a little tricky because it can mean many things to different people. For some, it could refer to the process of moving the Statue of Liberty from France to the United States in the 19th century. For others, it could mean the notorious “middle of the night” move of the Baltimore Colts professional football team from Baltimore to Indianapolis under less than ideal conditions.
Another possibility could be any one of a number of monumental engineering projects that have been completed throughout recorded history. The Great Wall of China would be a great (no pun intended) example. Building that structure required massive, organized movement of both workers and materials over a great distance for a long period of time.
However, none of these made our list. We decided to select three big moves that changed human history and were instrumental in shaping the world we live in.
Biggest Move Number Three: The building of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The Giza Necropolis, near El Giza, Egypt, is the site of the great Pyramids of Egypt, the Sphinx and a series of smaller “step” or “satellite” pyramids. The oldest and largest pyramid at this site is the Great Pyramid. It is also the oldest and largest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid has long been the focus of scholarly attention in an effort to unravel the mysteries surrounding its purpose and construction.
Unfortunately, the answers to the many questions surrounding the pyramids have eluded us. Despite intense research in many scholarly fields over many centuries, no clear consensus has been reached that tells their story. The Great Pyramid is overwhelming in scale and awe-inspiring in every way. One can look at it and be in a stunned silence, and then ask themselves: how on earth did they move that many rocks, of that size, that far, with that level of precision? Many of the stones used weighed sixty tons or more. One theory suggests that these massive stones were brought to the construction site by barge, but no one knows. The scale of the construction at this site is absolutely incredible. By all modern logic and reason, it was simply impossible to accomplish this feat of mathematics, engineering and logistics within the context of a primitive ancient civilization. How was it done?
Biggest Move Number Two: The exodus of the Pilgrims from England to the New World. The story of the Pilgrims represents a turning point in the history of Western Civilization. They were not the first to reach what is now the United States, but they were the first to make the journey to acquire spiritual and cultural freedom. The Pilgrims were not motivated by dreams of wealth and the fame afforded to professional explorers. They came because they wanted to be free to worship God as they saw fit and to develop a culture that was consistent with their notion of right and wrong. Not only did they survive an epic journey to this land, and a brutal first winter that claimed the lives of half of their company, they persevered and survived. The culture developed by the Pilgrims spread throughout what is now Massachusetts and served as the foundation for the many settlers who followed. The Pilgrims make the list because they were willing to move here and risk everything for what they believed in. Their legacy is a huge part of the American story.
Biggest Move Number One: The exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt to what has become Israel. This amazing journey made possible the development of two great world religions: Judaism and Christianity. This is the story of a very large group of Jewish people, estimated to be well over one million, who moved out of Egypt for reasons of faith. For forty years they lived in unfamiliar territory, moving from place to place, with no visible means of support. The real amazing part of the story is they survived the journey and that they are still intact to this present day.
This article was written by Anthony Graves. Anthony started his career working a local moving company, and has been working in the Moving industry ever since. He is now a freelance moving consultant for Vanlines.com. His expert advice has helped many people lower the stress and hassle of moving.