The Pyramids of Giza

Great Pyramids of Giza
From the Right: Khufu (biggest), Khafre & Menkaure Pyramids
Photo by: wikipedia, Creative Commons

Egypt has more than 100 pyramids that are spread all over the country. These pyramid structures are made up of sandstone brick. The pyramids were built for the rulers of Egypt. The first pyramid that was built in Egypt was the Pyramid of Djoser during the third dynasty.

The three most well-known Egyptian pyramids are the Pyramids of Giza. These pyramids were built on the outskirts of Cairo. They are located five miles from the old city of Giza which resides on the Nile River.

The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid ever built. These pyramids are included as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The three are named the great pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the pyramid of Khafre (Khafra) and the pyramid of Menkaure. The pyramid of Menkaure has three smaller pyramids that are right next to this main structure and are called the Queen’s Pyramids.

The pyramids at Giza attract great tourist attention every year. Out of all the three pyramids at Giza, only the pyramid of Khafre retains some parts of the originally polished limestone casing near its pinnacle. To the naked eye, the pyramid of Khafre looks to be the tallest, but in reality the pyramid of Khufu is the tallest of them all. Nearby, visitors can see the huge sculpture of the Great Sphinx. There are also many cemeteries and a village where the workers lived. The Pyramids of Giza are the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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34 Responses to “The Pyramids of Giza”

  1. marcie says:

    its ok but put way more info on where is was built and who built it ok bye

  2. kyle jeany says:

    was where it when builted on was site

  3. John Stein says:

    I could probly do this in about 2 weeks. Pyramid building is easy.

  4. Anaïs says:

    it is not so easy to build a pyramid you know. but i think it is amazing how the slaves carryed the masive “casing stones”. they must have fed the slaves alot.

  5. Anaïs says:

    My cosin did a big project on the pyramid of giza. it took them over 20 years to compleat it and after that most of the slaves died so the phero said that they can once more be FREE. ☺☻

  6. cassy says:

    yhea i understand how they died esh that is prtty harsh. Pice out peeps :D

  7. Elle says:

    some of these photos dont look real like this one

  8. Kathryn says:

    I HAVE JUST LEARNED ABOUT THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
    FROM:KATHRYN

    P.S. I JUST LOVE THESE PICS

  9. NITHYA says:

    I think of mumies when a word EGYPT strike me but i do not believe in them but i do.

  10. kayla j.. says:

    u gys are stuupid expecially u kyle jeany. do u knw how to spell..lol

  11. kayla j.. says:

    this website is suckish nd u guys r stuupid..thers noo way for n e body to learn on this site …so delet it learn about egypt b4 u make a website about it again.. GOT IT!!!

  12. kayla j.. says:

    * @cassy if ur gonna say stuff spell it right.. how old r u nd dont knw how to spell PEACE ;p8

  13. kara says:

    i hate giza there were camels that pooped on heads

  14. kara says:

    @ john stein .. yea right noyone can do that*

  15. ralph says:

    dude you me Eygpt yeah :)

  16. suzie says:

    i would like to have some more information about it although it was a good effort.

  17. Cyrus Noe says:

    Egypt rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  18. this is not too cool i typed in the khafre pyramid and this comes up lolz :D :P :) ;) <3 hahahha teehheeee.eoe swd

  19. kiki says:

    i whant to visit the pyramids they look so cool

  20. Olle Bull says:

    Someone writes that the pyramids of Egypt are made of sandstone. They are not. Generally they are limestone.

  21. psyche says:

    @ kayla j and who do you think you are to judge these people .. ?
    and please use CORRECT GRAMMAR when you tease somebody on how to spell appropriately .. u idiot !!

  22. Anonymous says:

    I love these pictures too! They are so professional compared to the other photos.
    Love the information too!

  23. Qasim says:

    You should give it in other languages as well!

  24. Kevin says:

    You should add more on it’s geography.

  25. ivy says:

    The pyramid was built by Atlantians who escaped the deluge

  26. Nathan says:

    The three larger pyramids were build by people from another dimension(the space between spaces). and the other three were built by humans as we watched these being perform their task(as you can see the smaller ones aren’t very well made because they are not advanced in technology as the supernatural beings are)

  27. sophie says:

    i think this is alsome so i used the pics for homework

  28. Vamsi Konanki says:

    Add more info about the pyramids internal built by humans

  29. Rana Pathan says:

    I Love this pyramids.this is really awasome for me.

  30. Aashina Sawarkar says:

    there’s a mysterious magic behind these lovely pyramids. the pics.are awesome. would like to visit there someday. sounds bizzare but interesting.

  31. Aashina Sawarkar says:

    there’s a mysterious magic behind these lovely pyramids. the pics.are awesome. would like to visit there someday. sounds bizzare but interesting

  32. awesome man says:

    pyramids are big

  33. Ajay Gautam says:

    I think Egypt Pyramids are made by Aliens…

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