The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most famous pyramid(Barrow). It is over 140 meters high and that makes it the largest pyramid in the world(Barrow). Even though it is massive in size, it only took about 20 years to build(Barrow). People think this pyramid is famous because, it is very large and was built before the major advancements in technology. Another reason, why people think the pyramid is famous is because, it is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the only monument still standing of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The ways that the Egyptians built the pyramids was amazing. The history of pyramids is very interesting. The first know pyramid is the Step Pyramid.…show more content… So, the pyramids were ways to protect the pharaoh’s body so that they could live on in the afterlife(Barrow). The pyramids were built by cutting up large blocks into smaller more movable blocks. Then they were pushed up ramps and put in there right spot on the pyramid. There was an estimated 20,000 workers and took about 23 years just to build The Great Pyramid of Giza(Ancient). The pyramids took so long to build that when a pharaoh came into power, he started construction on his pyramid right away(Ancient). The pyramids are built mostly out of limestone(Ancient), because they had so much of it in that time.
There are about 138 pyramids in Egypt(Ancient). Some are huge and some very small compared to the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is 480 feet tall and was made out of about 2.3 million blocks of limestone(Ancient). One thing that is very interesting is that the bases of the pyramids are perfect squares and they didn't have any of the machines that we have today(Ancient). Something nobody knows is that “In 2006, Michel Barsoum undertook extensive chemical and x-ray analysis of both the external and internal sections of pyramid stones...Results that some portions of...pyramids are actually made from concrete…(Logan). Inside the pyramids there is many things. The most common things to find in a pyramid is the pharaoh and any treasures or possessions that his family thought he might need in the afterlife(Barrow)(Ancient). On the walls of the tomb are paintings and