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25 Fascinating Facts About Egyptian Pyramids You May Not Know

26 Nov

Most people just know the Egyptian
pyramids are big, impressive structures
built very long time ago in the Ancient
Egypt. It is also generally known that the
pyramids served as monumental burial
sites where the Pharaohs, the Ancient
Egyptian kings, were buried. But in fact,
there is a lot more interesting things and
little known curiosities about these
fascinating structures. To expand your
knowledge on the Egyptian pyramids,
check out these 25 fascinating facts about
Egyptian pyramids you may not know.
The three pyramids in Giza Necropolis are
the most famous Egyptian pyramids but
in fact, as many as about 140 pyramids in
total have been discovered in the area of
the Ancient Egypt.
The oldest Egyptian pyramid is believed to
be the Pyramid of Djoser which was built
in the Saqqara Necropolis during the 27th
century BC.
While the Pyramid of Djoser is considered
the oldest, the Pyramid of Khufu (also
known as Great Pyramid of Giza or the
Pyramid of Cheops) is the largest. The
original height of the pyramid was 146.5
meters (481 feet), the current height is
138.8 meters (455 feet).
Until the Lincoln Cathedral was built in
England in 1311, the Great Pyramid of
Giza held the title for the world´s tallest
man-made structure. It held the record
for an incredible and unparalleled 3871
years!
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of
the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
and the last one still in existence.
The estimates of the number of workers
involved in the construction of the
pyramids differ significantly but it might
have been as many 100,000 people.
The Giza pyramids are guarded by the
Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue
in the world. The face of the Sphinx is
generally believed to represent the face
of the Pharaoh Khafra.
All Egyptian pyramids were built on the
west bank of the River Nile, which as the
site of the setting sun and was associated
with the realm of the dead in Egyptian
mythology.

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