The great pyramid at Giza is one of the world's most amazing landmarks. Rising high above the Sahara desert in the Giza region of northern Egypt, the great pyramid stands some 450 feet into the burning desert sky and occupier an area of 30 acre. The tough climate of the Sahara has actually caused the pyramid to shrink 30 feet from it's original height. The pyramid was such an amazing feat of engineering, that it remained the tallest structure in the world for over 38000 years! The entire pyramid was originally faced with foolished limestone to make it shine brilliantly in the sun.
Most Egyptologists. Scientists who study ancient Egypt agree that he great pyramid was build around 560 'BC, a little more than 4500 'years ago. It took tense of thousands of workers twenty years to build. The pyramid contains over two million stone blocks, although most of the blocks weigh two or three tones. Some way up to 80 tons!
The great pyramid of Giza was ordered was ordered built by the pharaoh Khufu as a magnificent tomb. His vizier ( adviser ) is credited with being the pyramid’s architect. Khufu’s pyramid . is actually part of a complex of pyramid that includes the pyramid of khafre . the smaller pyramid of Menkaure, a variety of smaller pyramid and structure and the great Sphinx the great pyramid of Giza is the last remaining of the seven wonders of the world.