The Pyramids Of Giza Remember those triangle things you saw on tv once, well, those things are called pyramids, and a few of them are found in Egypt like the pyramids of Giza. It all started off in August 23, 2470 BC, the exact day they started building the first pyramid there. Not only is there just one pyramid there, but there are three pyramids all with their own special features. Also, if you remember seeing a big cat close to these pyramids, don’t worry, nothing happened with your brain, that thing is just called a sphinx.
Fun fact: If you jump off the top of the Great Pyramid, you would die, so don’t do it. You can also go inside these pyramids at Giza lots of days in the year. Inside of these pyramids are the bodies of the pharaohs who wanted these built.The Great Pyramid of Giza is the first wonder out of all the seven wonders of the world. It was the largest pyramid in the world at an astonishing 146.
5 meters tall, but there was a debacle, so now The Great Pyramid stands proudly at 136 meters. Firstly, The Great Pyramid was made for the Khufu who was the pharaoh of Egypt during the fourth dynasty. Also, the pyramid was the first one built out of all of the pyramids at Giza. The pyramid of Giza was built in 2550 BCE circa. People have extolled the pyramid for a long time and it is still a big hit. Next, there were about 2.3 million bricks made to build this greatness. For all this time, people have been fallacious about thinking that slaves made the pyramid, no, it was skilled laborers who made it, according to historians.
Finally, the nadir of the pyramid is 0 feet which is exactly sea level. Without this pyramid, there wouldn’t be seven wonders in the world. The second pyramid made in Giza is called the Pyramid of Khafre. Though it is not a wonder of the world, it is still a popular historical monument visited by an enormous amount of people each year.
The pyramid of Khafre was built in 2570 BC which was roughly 4500 years ago. Another alluring fact about this pyramid is that it was built to last for eternity which we can all hope will happen. Unfortunately, the treasures of the pyramid were stolen by 1000 BC and even the outer casing which was made of gleaming white limestone. Next, the Pyramid of Khafre has two openings to the burial chamber, scientists think why there are two openings is because while they were making the pyramid, they assumed that it would be much bigger than Khufu’s pyramid in size, but it wasn’t. There is a second chamber within the pyramid the purpose of which is unknown.
With the Pyramid of Khafre, we can learn a lot more about ancient Egypt and discover fascinating things. The final pyramid made at Giza is the Brobdingnagian Pyramid of Menkaure. Though the pyramid is only 354 feet* 354 feet, the lower 16 layers of the pyramid are faced with red granite from Aswan. From the north side of the pyramid, a passage descends into bedrock terminating in an ante-chamber. At the west end of this chamber is the king’s tomb chamber, which is at a lower level and has a gabled roof, also of granite.
The tomb chamber is reached by steps leading to a doorway. Menkaure must have wanted his family members to be buried next to him because there is another tomb chamber right next to his. Colonel Vyse found a beautiful basalt sarcophagus in the tomb and considered it so valuable that he sent it back to England. Unfortunately, on that ship he sent back with the sarcophagus, there was a storm where it sank in the Atlantic. Right now at this very moment, the Pyramid of Menkaure stands at 204 feet tall. This Pyramid has helped us in many ways and will be forever on remembered by people as one of the largest pyramids in the world.
After reading all of these words, you must be filled with information about these pyramids. So now, if you are ever talking to your friends if you have any, you can tell them about these pyramid’s and list ALL of these facts to them and if you do, they will be in awe. These pyramids have helped historians discover the new meaning of why they built the pyramids, to protect the pharaoh’s deceased body. Without these three pyramids, this world wouldn’t even know about these three pharaohs who used to live in Egypt.