Egyptian Pyramids Facts
You think of big and impressive structures when you hear the word ‘Egyptian Pyramids’. They were built a long time ago in the ancient Egypt. The most famous Egyptian pyramids are the three pyramids of Giza Necropolis. There are more than 130 pyramids in Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu. It is the largest pyramid. The Pyramid of Djoser is considered the oldest.
Quick Facts: –
- The original height of Great Pyramid of Giza was 481 feet and its current height is 455 feet.
- This pyramid held the title for the world’s tallest manmade structure for 3871 years. This pyramid is estimated to be made of around 2,300,000 blocks of stone.
- The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the seven wonders of the world.
- More than 100,000 workers were involved in the construction of the pyramids.
- A Kurdish ruler Al-Aziz tried to destroy the Giza pyramids once in 12th
- The three Giza pyramids are aligned with the Constellation of Orion.
- The smallest pyramid of Giza is approximately 200 feet in height.
- All these pyramids are built near the west bank of the Nile River.
- The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a pharaoh. It stands in front of all the pyramids and guards them.
- The interior temperature is constant. It is equal to the average temperature of the earth, 20°C.
- These pyramids were originally covered with polished limestone.