Pyramids of Giza are one of the most visited attractions in the world. These were built lots of years ago by certain dynasties that ruled Egypt at that time. Mostly, Pyramids were built as tombs for Kings, and every King wanted to have the most magnificent structure for himself.
There are around three main pyramids at Giza, which are famous. The first and the largest belongs to Egyptian King Khufu. When the construction of Pyramid was completed, it was included in list of the seven wonders of ancient world.
Pyramids of Giza
Huge limestone blocks were used in construction of Pyramid. It is one of the most intact pyramids. It was looted many times by thieves who thought that treasures were buried inside it.
The second most famous Pyramid is the Pyramid of Khafre. Khafre was the son of Khufu. The burial chamber is underground with a long passageway as a means to reach it. Similar to the Great Pyramid, the stones are perfectly placed. It has an upper and lower corridor. The Pyramid of Khafre looks taller than Khufu’s, but that is only due to the higher plateau on which it was built. It has a burial chamber but evidence suggests that it was not used.
Third pyramid is that of Khafre’s son Menkaure. This is smallest of the three Pyramids. It also has the entrance located at northern side same like other pyramids. It has a burial chamber along with a store room at the lower level. The first 15 meters is cased with pink granite and the top 15 meters cased with Turah limestone.
Climbing Pyramids is not allowed, and good walking shoes are recommended. Giza has the Sphinx as well which is like the guardian placed at the entrance of Pyramids. Pyramids represent three generation of Egyptian kings and is worth a visit.