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Student Stories on the Great Pyramid of Giza - The Mysterious TOMB! By Andre Coteau and Erick Collazo

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is very mysterious, that’s why it’s part of the Seven Wonders Of The World. The Pyramid of Giza has many wonders, like who built it, where it is, how it was built, and what was the purpose of it. It’s the oldest of the seven wonders of the world and the only one of the seven wonders that is still standing today. I wonder why?

HOW IT WAS BUILT?

People think that the pyramid was built by aliens or other extraterrestrial life, but that’s not the case. Actually the Egyptians made these huge ramps to bring stuff up. They got the limestone rock from mines. They lugged up the limestone rocks up the ramps, to build the pyramid. Then the Egyptian slaves and workmen built the pyramid, between 2580-2560 B.C.E.

At one time the Great Pyramid was 481 feet tall, it was the tallest manmade structure in the world for over 3,800 years. There are three chambers in the pyramid that we know of, one of the chambers is as low as bedrock and was never finished. And the king and queen’s chamber is farther up in the pyramid. Also there are theories that they used plans to build the pyramid, and they used wood and other stuff to plan the pyramid.

Surrounding The Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza has many things surrounding it. There are many complexes and small pyramids around it. There is clear evidence that they used some sort of saw to cut rock. One of the most popular pyramids (other than the Giza) is the Queens Pyramids. There were four pyramids, but one of them was destroyed so there is now only three.

One archaeologist found a mound with tons of artifacts, which had mud bricks with a seal with King Khufu on it. The whole Pyramid of Giza complex is surrounded with a cyclopean wall.

The History Behind the Pyramid

People believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for the pharaoh named King Khufu. While building the pyramid people worked day and night, building twelve blocks an hour on the pyramid and that would be installing 800 tonnes each day. For 3,800 years the Giza Pyramid remained the tallest man-made structure in the ancient world. The mass of the pyramid is estimated at 5.9 million tons.

Looting the Pyramid

Most of the succeeding pyramids were smaller but authors claim that all the pyramids were robbed. When the construction of the royal tombs began in the desert valley, now known as the Valley of the Kings, it’s claimed that it was opened and emptied in the Middle Kingdom. Strabo mentions that “a little way up one side there was a stone that may be taken out, which being raised there is a sloping passage to the foundations.” (See The American Architect and Building News, of November 1, 1890, at page 65.) I.E.S. Edwards suggested that robbers had entered the pyramid by the end of the Old Kingdom.


Conclusion

In Conclusion, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the great wonders of the world. There are lots of mysteries about the pyramid and other wonders. Giza is just one of the wonders of the world.

Original Release: May 22, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Jun 11, 2017


Footnotes:
1) Nina Aldin Thune, The Great Pyramid of Giza, https://en.wikipedia.org, Mar/30/2007, May/26/2017, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza
2) MesserWoland, Map of Giza pyramid Complex, https://en.wikipedia.org, Aug/07/2007, May/26/2017, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza
3) caroleD.BOS,J.D, The ancient wonders of the world, awsome stories, Jun/20/2017, May/31/2017, https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Wonders-of-the-Ancient-World-Arson-at-the-Temple-of-Artemi

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