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Student Stories on the Great Pyramid of Giza - The Great Pyramids of Giza by Yessibeth Jaimes

     

Picture Photographed by Edgar Gomes

 

Long Ago, in 2550 BC The Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu. It took 20 years to build and has three burial chambers inside.

The Great Pyramid Of Giza is one of the oldest of all Seven Wonders of the World. If you visit Egypt today, you can enter the Great Pyramid through the Robbers’ Tunnel. It’s really cool and fascinating going to visit one of the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World.      

The Pyramid was built with 2.3 million stone blocks and it is thought to weigh 5.9 million tons. This pyramid is the only one to have been built with concave sides. This means that all four side curve in slightly. There has been no writing or hieroglyphics found inside.

Different materials were used to build the pyramid that cannot be reproduced today. Even though it has been tried, they still can’t make it. The stone that was used to build the pyramid was stronger and is still in place today.

According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, Khufu enslaved his people to build his pyramid. But archaeologists have since disproved his account. Archaeologists found that the Great Pyramid of Giza was not built by slaves, but workers who were paid for working. That means that the Pyramid was never constructed by slaves but Khufu paid workers to build it. It was also completed around 2560 BCE.

The Pyramid was made for pharaoh Khufu who died around 2566. Six years after the pyramid was completed. The cause of his death is still unknown. The Pyramid still remains the same. In building the Great Pyramid of Giza, Khufu demonstrated his power and wealth. This gigantic structure took decades to build and involved thousands of laborers moving gigantic limestone blocks with an average weight of 2.5 tons over several miles.

There were also three small pyramids next to the Great pyramid built for Khufu’s wives. There are lots more of mysterious things that archaeologists can’t find the answer to. You can go visit the pyramid in Cairo, Egypt where you can enter and explore the pyramid.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the coolest Seven wonders of the world.

Original Release: May 22, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Jun 15, 2017


Footnotes:
1) Edgar Gomes, Photographed image, http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/great_pyramid_of_giza.php, May/31/2017, May/31/2017, http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/great_pyramid_of_giza.php
2) Carole D. Bos, J.D., FootNotes:, https://www.awesomestories.com/, Apr/12/1999, May/31/2017, https://www.awesomestories.com/
3) Anonymous, Footnotes:, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza, Apr/27/2017, May/31/2017, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza

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