Important Facts About the Pyramids of Giza - Facts Did You Know?

Important Facts About the Pyramids of Giza:-

We all have heard about the Pyramids But did you know about the Great Pyramid of Giza also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids so here are some facts which blow your mind.

1. Archeologists estimate the workers had to set a 2.5 to 15-ton block every two minutes in order to finish Khufu’s pyramid in a 30-year time span.

2. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only still in existence.

3. Egyptian pyramids were built to serve as royal tombs of pharaohs.

4. The first pyramid in Egypt was the Pyramid of Djoser.

5. Archeologists say it was the tallest structure in the world for about 3, 800 years.

6. The last known Egyptian pyramid is the Pyramid of Ahmose.

7. The outer layer was made of polished, highly reflective white limestone, to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance.

8.No slaves were used to building the pyramids.

9. All Egyptian pyramids were built on the west bank of the River Nile.

10. After the end of the pyramid period in Ancient Egypt, there was a burst of pyramid-building in what is present-day Sudan.