The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid

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The Great Pyramid of King Khufu

The Great Pyramid is the most famous and theorized structure in history, which has been built by King Khufu {Keops} who ruled Egypt during the 4th dynasty of old kingdom in 2560 B.C.

This massive monument took about 20 years to complete and it was a part of a royal mortuary complex that also included a temple at its base and a long stone causeway leading to the burial chamber of the king which is very important to see during your Egypt tours to Pyramids, it has the Pharaoh’s Granite Sarcophagus and used to have all the necessary goods for a fruitful journey to the afterlife.

The Great Pyramid has about 2 millions 300,000 blocks of stone, each one is about 2.5 tons, there is a theory suggest that it took 20,000 fairly paid workers over the course of 20 to built can learn more about the ancient Egyptian ingenuity and strength when you visit Egypt.

The shape of the pyramid was a solar reference, perhaps intended as a solidified version of the rays of the sun and King Khufu believed that his Pyramid can be stairs towards the sky where it can sure lead him to immortality.

The Great Pyramid was faced in the gleaming white limestone, which gave the Pyramid a spectacular appearance in the Egyptian desert. It was 481 feet high before losing its peak and now it’s about 456 feet and covers 13.1 acres. King Khufu gave Egypt the Great Pyramid of Giza to be the defining symbol of Egypt.

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