Great Pyramid Giza One of the most mysterious and the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world is the Pyramid of Giza. The great Pyramid also called the Pyramid of Khufu or Pyramid of Cheops.
The great Pyramid of Giza is constructed with a 2,300,000 limestone and granite blocks and is one of the ancient engineering marvels.
To this day, it remains a mystery as to what tools were used for the cutting and shaping of such huge stone blocks. The modern technology of today might not be able to create such a building.
The Pyramid was built around 2560 BC and was the tallest man-made structure in the world for almost 3800 years.
The Pyramid of Giza is one of the main tourist attractions of Egypt. Many visitors visit Egypt to see this structure.
There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid. The main feature of the Pyramid is that the sides are perfectly aligned with the accuracy of a compass.
The Great Pyramid also served as a sundial to correctly predict the time. The entrance of the Pyramid is at the northern side which is the same for every pyramid in Egypt. The Pyramid has three burial chambers. The first is underground and is carved into a bedrock.
The second chamber was called Queen’s chambers, but no evidence was found that suggests that any of Khufu’s wives ever lived there.
The third Pyramid is the King’s chamber which had a red granite sarcophagus placed at its center. The Pyramid was plundered many times by thieves who thought that treasures were buried inside the Pyramid.
The way to enter the Pyramid is via robbers Tunnel that was constructed around AD 820.
The construction of the entire monument took almost 20 years and still stands tall as a testimony to the architectural marvel that existed so many years ago.