Pyramids of giza :
The most unusual, so iconic, so astonishing the great pyramids of Giza are one of the oldest seven wonders of the ancient world. Built around 2560 these true masterpieces are basically the tomb of the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh: Khufu, (tallest pyramid), Khafre(background pyramid) and Menkaure(front pyramid). Although, they were constructed 4.500 years ago the pyramids of Giza continue to amaze archaeologists, scientists, historian, and tourists.
Well because there are so many mind-blowing facts about these pyramids. Here are the most interesting facts you never heard of:
- In the construction process, it was estimated that ancient Egyptian used around 3.200.000 stone blocks that weight from 2 to 15 tons each. Well, the question worth asking simply is how they managed to lift these gigantic stones to the top of the pyramids??
- The great pyramid or Khufu pyramid is the largest in Giza towers as it reaches 481 feet tall and a base that covers 529,000 feet.
- It was the tallest man-made structure in the entire world for about 3.800 years.
- The ancient Egyptian believed that there is life after death. In fact, These 3 pyramids are considered massive tombs as Egypt’s pharaoh expected to become gods in the afterlife.
- The pharaoh Khufu filled the chambers inside the pyramids with gold, clothes and major things he thought he will need in the afterlife.
- Almost everything in the chambers of the pharaoh has been taken as constant looting has left the interior empty.
- The foundation of the pyramids is capable of dealing with heat expansion and earthquakes. Indeed the great pyramids of Giza manifested the impressive ancient engineering of the Egyptian people as it continues to amaze most of the archeologists and scientist around the world.
- After thousands of years what once used to be as the tallest man-made structure in the world today shrank by about 25 feet.
- Until now the chemical composition of the mortar used in the construction is known but cannot be reproduced.
- The mortar used were covered with casing stones in order to reflect the sun’s light and make the pyramid of Giza shine like jewels. In fact, the ancient Egyptian used to call the great pyramid of Giza “the glorious light”.
- the great pyramid of Giza weight is estimated to reach 5.955.00 tons. Multiplied by 10^8 which gives us reasonable estimate of the entire mass of earth.
- The pyramids of Giza were not built by a large group of slaves as they always say however. It was made by 100% Egyptian hands many historians say that Egyptian were employed in the construction process.