The Great Pyramid Of Giza

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The Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the pyramids, was built in 2589 BC for King Khufu, it took 23 years to complete and remains standing today over 2,000 years later. The Great Pyramid of Giza provides a comprehensive understanding, as archaeological evidence, of the old kingdom and the political role of the Pharaoh and religion revealing insight to the mathematical intelligence of the ancient Egyptians. Through the intellect, religion and politics embedded within the structure, much information about the society of the Egyptians is revealed. The architect of the Pyramid, Nefermaat, is assumed to have placed tremendous care and thought into the design of the true-shaped pyramid. The shape of the pyramids is thought to be linked with the creation story of the ancient Egyptians, in particular, the mound that was believed to have first appeared and pointed towards the sky and the sun. (Morris, N 2003, p.18). The accuracy in shape and positioning suggests that the Egyptians had good intellect and a successful form of measurement. “The greatest mistake in the Great Pyramid is just 20 centimetres on a side of 230 metres (an error of less than 0.1%. They were even more accurate in building a flat base – the south-east corner is just 1 centimetre higher than the north-west corner.” (Deary, T & Hepplewhite, P 1993, p.45). This source although secondary is considered to be an accurate as it is written from an unbiased point of view with the intention of providing factual

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