The Pyramids Of Giza Pyramids

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When I think of Egypt and hieroglyphics the first thing that has always come

to mind has always been the Great pyramids of Giza. The pyramids of Giza in total are three,

these are some of the most famous pyramids in the world and some of the most famous

landmarks of Egypt. Growing up I would always think of one day traveling to egypt and

climbing to the top. This is why I decided to do my research paper on this work of art and great

monument of art history. With this paper I was able to research into detail about; The Great

Pyramids of Giza, which include The Pyramid (Pyramid of Khufu), The Pyramid of

Chephren(Khafre) and The Pyramid of Menkaure.

The first and the largest of the pyramids of giza is known as The Great Pyramid of Giza

(pyramid of Cheops) made by and for Khufu, The second Egyptian Pharaoh of the fourth

dynasty. The estimated time it took to build the pyramid was 20 years, in which 2.3 million

limestone blocks were used. It is also know to be the biggest pyramid in egypt. The main

purpose of this pyramid is known to serve as the pharaoh’s tomb, also known as “house of

eternity” as described in class. The Great Pyramid is estimated to be 481 feet tall

and each of its sides measured at each base 755 feet an 8 inches. This pyramid was built so

accurately that the largest error found is no larger than an inch. If weighed this pyramid is

estimated to weigh six million tons. The great Pyramid has a stone foundation that rests on a

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