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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36 thoughts on “The Pyramids of Giza

  1. AnaΓ―s

    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.

  2. AnaΓ―s

    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. ☺☻

  3. kayla j..

    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!!!

  4. psyche

    @ 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 !!

  5. Anonymous

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

  6. Nathan

    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)

  7. Aashina Sawarkar

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

  8. Aashina Sawarkar

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

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