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GREAT THE PYRAMID OF GIZA:
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The last remaining of
the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the great pyramids of Giza are
perhaps the most famous and discussed structures in history. These
massive monuments were unsurpassed in height for thousands of years
after their construction and continue to amaze and enthrall us with their
overwhelming mass and seemingly impossible perfection.
WHY IT WAS BULIT?
Egyptologists conclude that the pyramid
was built as a tomb for the Fourth
Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu and
estimate that it was built in the 26th
century BC during a period of around 27
years.
SIZING OF THE PYRAMID:
Initially standing at 146.5 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was
the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
Throughout history the majority of the smooth white limestone casing
was removed, which lowered the pyramid's height to the present 138.5
meters (454.4 ft). What is seen today is the underlying core structure.
The base was measured to be about 230.3 meters (755.6 ft) square,
giving a volume of roughly 2.6 million cubic meters (92 million cubic
feet), which includes an internal hillock.

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INSIDE THE GREAT PYRAMID:
There are three known chambers inside the
Great Pyramid. The lowest was cut into the
bedrock, upon which the pyramid was built,
but remained unfinished. The so-
called Queen's Chamber and King's Chamber,
that contains a granite sarcophagus, are higher
up, within the pyramid structure.
SURROUNDINGS:
The funerary complex around the pyramid consisted of two mortuary
temples connected by a causeway one close to the pyramid and one near
the Nile, tombs for the immediate family and court of Khufu, including
three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller "satellite
pyramid" and five buried solar barges.
To the south of the Great
Pyramid near Khafre’s valley
temple lies the Great Sphinx.
Carved out of limestone, the
Sphinx has the facial features of
a man but the body of a
recumbent lion; it is
approximately 240 feet (73
meters) long and 66 feet (20
meters) high.

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GREAT THE PYRAMID OF GIZA: One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the great pyramids of Giza are perhaps the most famous and discussed structures in history. These massive monuments were unsurpassed in height for thousands of years after their construction and continue to amaze and enthrall us with their overwhelming mass and seemingly impossible perfection. WHY IT WAS BULIT? Egyptologists conclude that the pyramid was built as a tomb for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu and estimate that it was built in the 26th century BC during a period of around 27 years. SIZING OF THE PYRAMID: Initially standing at 146.5 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years. Throughout history the majority of the smooth white limestone casing was removed, which lowe ...
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