Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a huge pyramid built by the Ancient Egyptians. It stands near Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain mostly intact. It was the tallest building in the world for over 3 thousand 800 years.The pyramid was built for Khufu, an Egyptian pharaoh. It was perhaps built by Khufu's vizier, Hemiunu.
The great pyramid of Giza was made from 2.3 million limestone blocks and granite. The pharaoh's body was placed in the heart of the pyramid, but when the archaeologists looked for the body it was missing.
References[change | change source]
- Shaw, Ian 2003. The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press, p89. ISBN 0-19-815034-2
- "Great Pyramid tombs unearth 'proof' workers were not slaves". http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/11/great-pyramid-tombs-slaves-egypt.
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