The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World. It was built from around 2580 to 2560 BC and was the tallest man made structure in the world for over 3800 years. Inside the pyramid it is a constant 20 degrees Celsius, which is exactly the same and the earths internal temperature.
Why Was It Built?
It was originally thought to have been built as a tomb for the current Pharaoh, Khufu. But there are many features in and on the pyramid that make it look like it was built for another purpose. No mummified remains or treasures, which would have been buried with the Pharaoh, have ever been found in the Pyramid. Air shafts were built into the Pharaohs tomb, what was the purpose of the shaft? A dead Pharaoh doesn’t need air!
The Pyramid is oriented so that one of its sides faces true north with greater accuracy than any other man made structure. The most accurate structure today is the Paris Observatory. It is 6 minutes of a degree off true north. The Great Pyramid of Giza is 3 minutes of a degree out. The pyramid did originally face true north but true north has moved and the African continent has too. Maybe it was built for some other purpose, we might never know.
There are many theories about how the pyramids were built. One of the most outrageous theories it that aliens built the pyramids. Fortunately we have proof that the Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids. Unfortunately there are many theories about how the Egyptians built the pyramids. Below are some of the most popular ideas about how were the pyramids built.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was originally cased with slabs of polished limestone. These stones reflected the sun light and made it shine like a star. They were stripped from the Pyramid in the 14th century by the Arabs after an earthquake loosened them. Appropriately, the ancient Egyptians called the Great Pyramid "Ikhet", meaning the...