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Seven Wonders of the World - The Great Pyramid of Giza

The three pyramids at Giza aren't all wonders.
The Three Great Pyramids
The Great Pyramid built by King Khufu is a wonder.
Great Pyramid of Giza

When Was the The Great Pyramid of Giza Built?

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built around 2700 - 2500 BC.

Where is The Great Pyramid of Giza Located?

The Great Pyramid of Giza is in city of Giza, Egypt on the west bank of the Nile River, near Cairo.

What is the History of The Great Pyramid of Giza?

Out of all the Seven Wonders of the World, the Egyptian Pyramids are the oldest and only surviving wonders. No wonder they're wonders. (Okay, okay, that was a cheesy joke.) All three of the Great Pyramids are amazing but only the Great Pyramid of Khufu is considered a wonder. King Khufu of the Fourth Dynasty built the monument so he had a tomb to be buried in. It is said that the pyramid took over 20 years to construct. If you love a good mystery, here's one. Nobody can explain how this pyramid was built. It's made out of huge blocks of stone but how were they put in place? One theory goes that a straight or spiral ramp was built and as the pyramid grew, so did the ramp. This ramp was covered with mud and water so the blocks could easily have been pushed into place.

What Did The Great Pyramid of Giza Look Like?

When the Great Pyramid was first built it was 145.75 meters high (481 feet.) It used to be the tallest structure in the world for more than 43 centuries. If it hadn't lost 10 meters (30 feet) off the top over the years, we might have seen King Kong climbing this tomb instead of the Empire State Building. It took almost 2 million blocks of stone (each about two tons) to build the pyramid. There are enough blocks in all three pyramids to build a 3 meter (10 feet) high and .03 meter (one foot) thick wall around France.

New Developments at The Great Pyramid of Giza

Although the Great Pyramid of Giza was has been around for many millennia, there are still chambers within that have yet to be explored. This is because there is a small chamber above the Queen's Chamber, (which does not actually hold the body of the Queen,) that was deliberately blocked off when the pyramid was built. Although there has been much speculation as to why this part of the pyramid was blocked, no one knows for sure since no one has ever been able to get into it. On September 17th, 2002 however, scientists sent a robot through the 8-inch square opening that leads to the mysterious chamber. The Robot discovered a wedge of limestone farther down the chamber. Scientists have yet to penetrate this second door.

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charrrrr

charrrrr wrote:

need info for project
commented: Wed Nov 19, 2014

-Kat-

-Kat- wrote:

I sat on the littlest one a week before it was taken out of bounds. :3
commented: Fri Apr 26, 2013

ice cream girl
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH WEST NILE VIRUS!!!
commented: Thu Jan 17, 2013

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# of Bricks in the Great Pyramid?

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  • Probably close to a million.
  • 340,000 bricks in total.
  • 2,300,000 bricks from top to bottom.

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