It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This combination of natural and man-made splendor is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Just a few minutes learning about it will show you that it is beyond worthy of its name.
Take a glimpse at our list of our super-awesome facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza. You will be blown away by the time table, the physical labor, and the history surrounding this construction. Plus, it is a wonderful example of intelligent and unbelievable design. We want to go visit, and you will too after reading through our intriguing tidbits about this Egyptian wonder.
Fascinating Facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza
1 No Time for Rest
The pharaoh took advantage of people’s downtime during the Nile floods to have them work on the pyramids.
2 Lots of Man Power
Every 3 months, 100,000 people worked on the Great Pyramid until it was completed.
3 Twenty Years in the Making
It took 2 decades to fully construct the Great Pyramid.
4 Big and Mighty
As the name suggests, the Great Pyramid was the largest of the three pyramids at Giza.
5 Ancient Wonders
The pyramids were considered to be one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.
6 Leading the Way
The pyramids include covered passageways to temples and the valley.
7 A Firm Foundation
The pyramids were built on a plateau in northern Egypt.
8 Western Wonders
The pyramids were built on the western bank of the Nile River.
9 Like Father, Like Son
The pyramids of Giza were built by Sneferu’s son, Khufu.
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10 Final Resting Places
The pyramids included tombs that were above ground.
About 2,300,000 individuals pieces of limestone were used to construct the Pyramid.
The Revelation Of The Pyramids (Documentary)
The Revelation Of The Pyramids takes an indepth look into one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Mystery has surrounded these fascinating structures for centuries with theories varying from the scientific to the bizarre.
A team of independent researchers has, at last, managed first to understand and then to reveal what lies behind this greatest of archaeological mysteries: a message of paramount importance for all mankind, through time and space.
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