and you are correct the current concensus opinion is that the workers were not slaves and were in fact very well treated.
It was a government Job!! But it was more than that...they were participating in the magic.The idea of foreigners, slaves, prisoners etrc building something so important goes against the very purpose of building the thing in the first place.
association on these boards is the broad
misconception that what we do not know is more
significant than what we do know."
Warwick L Nixon, March 8, 2019