The Great Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of GizaThe Seven Wonders of the WorldPyramids of Egypt”. The most famous pyramids. They have so far are in Giza. The three pyramids called The Great Pyramids of Giza.

The largest of the three pyramidsPyramid of Cheops. Its height is about 146 meters. They built this great pyramid 20 years. Great Pyramid of Giza is natural rocky hill. Elevation height – 9 meters. To build this magnificent building, it took two million stone blocks. Each unit weighs 2.5 tons. Cheops pyramid tomb served as the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.

After 40 years, one was built the Great Pyramid– Chephren. Its height is 136 meters. Pyramid of Khafre was covered polished pristine limestone almost to the top. This pyramid stands on a small hill, so it seems that the Great Pyramid of Cheops is smaller than the pyramid of Khafre. The temple in the Valley – the road – the temple dead – This three-fold complex, which had each pyramid. Currently, it can only be seen in the pyramid of Khafre. In the lower church, where previously there were 25 statues of Pharaoh was made to mummification.

Pyramid of Mycerinus whose height of 66.5 meters, much smaller than their predecessors. Near the top of the pyramid is visible white basalt lining, preserved since ancient times. Against the background of the pyramid of Menkaure pyramids of Cheops and Chephren seem even huge and imposing. For its construction were brought largest largest blocks. Of limestone blocks had been specially terrace, on which he placed the last of the three pyramids of Giza.

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