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Interesting facts about the Great Pyramids of Giza

Interesting facts about the Great Pyramids of Giza



 The great Pyramids of Giza is a great mysterious until now for many people and though archeologists and researchers. The Great pyramids of Giza are a captivating sight for all visitors of Egypt. Almost no one come to Egypt and not visit it. Here I'll tell you some interesting facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza, you might already know some, and you might not know others.  




1-The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining until now.


2- The Three pyramids of Giza that located at Giza plateau known as Cheops or Khufu's Pyramid (the Great Pyramid), Chepheren (Khafre) and Mycerinus (Menkaure).


3- The most famous pyramids in Egypt are the Great Pyramids of Egypt, but in fact; there are more than 130 other pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.


4- The largest pyramid of the three pyramids is, the  Great Pyramid of Khufu built by pharaoh Khufu 2550 BCE. The second largest pyramid is the Pyramid of Khafre, built by his son pharaoh Khafre, and the smaller pyramid was the Menkaure's Pyramid, built by Khafre's son, pharaoh Menkaure.


5- All pyramids of Egypt, including the pyramid of Giza, are located on the west bank of the River Nile   where the sun set. It is a symbol of the realm of dead in the ancient Egyptian religion.


6- it is thought that The Great Pyramid of Giza was built with more than two million stone blocks that average from 2 to 15 tons, so it remains an enigma as to how the ancient builders were transported the blocks.


7- More than 100,000 persons were participated in the construction of the Great Pyramids of Giza according to the historians estimating.


8- The building workers of the Great Pyramids of Giza were skilled Egyptian workers and paid for their work not slaves as once thought.


9- The Pyramids of Giza were covered with a white casing which was made of polished glimmering limestone that would reflect the rays of the sun. so, the pyramids shine like a star from kilometers away. Unfortunately, all over the years the stones disappear because of the earthquake and several of the stones they were taken away to build another structures.


10- Surprisingly, there aren't any kind of hieroglyphics writing have been found in the Great Pyramid of Giza, although the pyramids mean hieroglyphics.


11- There was a theory that said that The Great Pyramid of Giza once had a swivel door, which weighing up to 20 tons could be easily pushed open from the inside but was too flash to detect from outside.


12- The Great Pyramid of Giza face true north. Although there was not North-star at this time, no one knows until now how the Egyptians reached such precision.


13- The Great Pyramid of Giza was considered the tallest man-made structure in the world for 3,871 years until the Lincoln Cathedral in England was built in 1311CE. The pyramid is 146 meters (479 feet) high while the Cathedral is 160 meters (525)


14- The temperature inside the pyramids almost constant around 20 Celsius (60F). in spite of the blistering heat at Giza.


15-Recently, archeologists were discovered a great cavity in the Great Pyramid. No one knows the mystery of this void.