Great Pyramid of Giza

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    The Great Pyramid of Giza (also called the Khufu's Pyramid, Pyramid of Khufu, and Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now Cairo, Egypt, and is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that survives substantially intact. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian King Khufu (Cheops in Greek) and constructed over a 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Originally the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface, and what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories regarding the Great Pyramid's construction techniques. Most accepted construction theories are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.

    menectari - Chari, mathisIndigo, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. kuwaity !! Happy Ramadan to all [deleted] 56 months ago | reply


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    2. WNPR - Connecticut Public Radio 54 months ago | reply

      Great shot! just wanted to let you know that we used your image for the front-page photo of our interview with the co-author of a book about the Great Pyramid of Giza. Thanks so much!

      -Chion @ WNPR
      www.cpbn.org/

    3. purplume 44 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for the use of your photo. I used it on my blog at
      www.purplume.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/why-japan/

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