Fun facts about Pyramids, Egypt

 

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is also called Khufu’s Pyramid or the Pyramid of Khufu and Pyramid of Cheops.
  • The Great Pyramid is situated in Giza Necropolis, which stands bordering Cairo city of Egypt.
  • The features of the Great Pyramid of Giza are so large they are visible even from the Moon.
  • The Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest one of the three pyramids in Giza Necropolis.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • The Great Pyramid remained the tallest man-made structure in the world for a period of over 3,800 years.
  • It is believed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.
  • There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid – King’s chamber, Queen’s chamber and unfinished chamber.
  • It is said that, at the time of its construction, the Great Pyramid of Giza had a height of 280 Egyptian royal cubits i.e. 146.6 meters.
  • Owing to erosion and loss of its pyramidion, the height of the Great Pyramid has come down to 138.8 m.
  • The total mass of the Great Pyramid of Giza is estimated to be 5.9 million tons, while its volume is said to be roughly 2,500,000 cubic meters.
  • Hemon, or Hemiunu – the vizier of Khufu is believed, by some people, to be the architect of the Great Pyramid.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is the one and only honorary member of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
  • The Great Pyramid is one of the most comprehensively studied buildings in the world.
  • Though the chemical composition of the mortar used to build the Great Pyramid of Giza is known, it could not be re-produced using the present techniques.
  • The temperature inside The Great Pyramid remains constant at 68 degrees F, the same as earth’s internal temperature.

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