Where

Location: Giza Plateau

Address: Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Facts

One of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Giza complex consists of three large pyramids.Great_pyramid_and_sphinx The pyramids at Giza were built approximately 2,500 BC by Pharoah Khufu, his son Khafre, and Khafre’s predecessor, Menkaure.

The Giza Necropolis consists of the 3 iconic pyramids, the Great Sphinx, smaller pyramids for the queens of Egypt and complexes for workers.

Scientists theorize that 20,000-30,000 workers spent 80 years building the pyramids of Giza.

 

A common misconception is that the pyramids were built by slaves. They were actually by a mixture of local residents and craftsmen.
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As many as 140 pyramids have been discovered in the area of Ancient Egypt.

The Great Pyramid of Giza consists of over 2,300,00 stone blocks weighing anywhere between 2- 50 tons per block!

Why

The pyramids Of Menkaure, Khafre and Khufu, are precisely aligned with the constellation of Orion.

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Orions Belt and The Pyramids

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Giza Plateau Pyramid of Menkaure

 

Did you know that in the 12th century, the second Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt tried, unsuccesfully, to demolishthe Great Pyramid?

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