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Seven Wonders of the World - The 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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# of Bricks in the Great Pyramid?

  • I think there are 10,000 bricks.
  • Probably close to a million.
  • 340,000 bricks in total.
  • 2,300,000 bricks from top to bottom.

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LittleShadowBird
"AnnaOfExquizurd" wrote:   Now a question for the Flower Crown Crew: What's your opinion on the human population? Humans are nice! Except probably Donald Trump. He gives me the willies. (shudder) What are humans? Closest I've heard of are Hylians. And they can be pretty cool.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
When I try to come up with ideas, I tend to take a cliche and change elements about it so that it takes on a sort of originality. So, for example, let's say we're taking the cliche of a band of friends (or strangers) hunting a dragon. Instead of their motive being that the dragon is, say, eating innocent villagers or holding a princess captive, that it's a more personal issue. Maybe the dragon is a smaller type with a more mischievous demeanor, and is stealing the characters' valuables as a prank, and the characters want their things back. They might be innocent villagers themselves, unskilled with any sort of tracking or fighting techniques, and hire a sort of mercenary to help them out. But if you wanted a plotless sort of thing with a lot of flexibility, you could have the characters be a band of mercenaries who get hired by people to do various jobs. And if you can find more things to swap out in any idea you come up with, you'll eventually find yourself being in a sort of popcorn machine of ideas. Hopefully, this post has been helpful.
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Mermaid_Author14
"ShoeOnHead" wrote: If you want to write  a story that doesnt make any sense just say its magic xD. Just do wizards and orcs, as for romance, throw that stuff away you should try to make a regular story first :s I've written two fanfictions before... And my story will make sense!
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ShoeOnHead
If you want to write  a story that doesnt make any sense just say its magic xD. Just do wizards and orcs, as for romance, throw that stuff away you should try to make a regular story first :s
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