Great Pyramids

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The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza, Egypt. The designations of the Pyramids Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure correspond to the kings for whom they were built. It’s located on the northern edge of the Giza Plateau, Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one to remain largely today. This gigantic Great Pyramid of Giza was the world’s tallest monument for more than 3800, until another big Cathedral was built in England. The Great Pyramids of Giza have fascinated people for thousands of years. It is a genius of human engineering and construction. Its construction, though, has …show more content…
There is not any exact archeologist to claim which specific archeologist has excavated the Giza Pyramids. Since its existence, many discoveries have been made by various archeologists throughout the Pyramids. However, there was a big excavation started in 1880s and in 1902 when a group of archeologists from America, Italy, and Germany started digging parts of every angle of the Pyramids. All archeologists started digging in three parts South, East, and West. Since then some other archeologist have also done some excavations and discoveries about the tombs and landscapes. In 1980s Mark Lehner American archeologist and Zahi Hawass conducted discoveries about the tombs and landscape of the …show more content…
They believed working on Pyramids was an order from their gods and they should obey that. The Pharaoh would give them food and clothing for the work they did to construct the pyramids. Khufu's Pyramid was 755 feet at the base and 451 feet high. It was made using 2,300,000 blocks made of limestone. Each block was an amazing 2.5 tons. The construction of the great pyramid indicate that the builders of the fourth dynasty in Egypt did not have the engineering capacity to build such a gigantic project. However, their determination was used to for a purpose of altogether work for mere burial. Khufu’s Pyramid is perhaps the most massive single building ever erected on the planet. The great pyramids of Giza were built and utilized by fourth Dynasty kings as funerary structures.
Pyramids meant a lot to Egyptians as well as every pharaoh who was the king of Egypt at that time. The Pyramids were not only tombs for the pharaohs, it had also had a strong political aspect to show how the Pharaohs who used to call themselves divines are immensely in control of ancient Egypt. It was also shown to the world the power of the Pharaohs that they are able to build such as enormous structures despite that in fourth dynasty there was not modern construction equipment to carry heavy stones in every single block of the

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