Some Interesting Facts About The Great Pyramids Of Giza

Interesting Facts of The Great Pyramids Of Giza
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No wonders that The Great Pyramids of Giza are the defining symbol of Egypt and also the last Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It's located on the Giza plateau near the modern city of Cairo. It is estimated that The Pyramids Of Giza are the Tomb of the Pharaohs.

There is an old proverb "Man fears time, time fears Pyramids". Well, you can estimate by this, how old the Great pyramids are!

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The Great pyramids of Giza have constricted around 4500 years ago, At that time woolly mammoths existed on earth. The last woolly mammoth dies out 1000 years after the pyramids were builds.

All the three pyramids of Giza Highest one is Khufu. Its height is approximately 481 feet. It was the highest man-made structure for more than the next 4000 years until Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 in Paris. 

Although It is difficult to know the exact weight of the Pyramids. According to an estimate, the Great Pyramid's Weight approximately 5.9 million tons, and its volume are roughly 2500000 cubic meters. It is estimated that 2.5 million blocks of rocks were used in its construction and the weight of each block is 2300 kilograms or 2.5 tons.

It's estimated that these pyramids 20 years to construct based on this estimate, builders would have had to move on average more than 12 blocks each hour day and night. It seems impossible then how did the workers move these blocks. 

The archaeologists found 7 boat pits near Khufu's pyramid. They also found ceremonial boats, which reveal in detail. how the ships were constructed and detailed relief carving of hundreds of transport vessels.

Well, you might be thinking boat in a desert? Doesn't make any sense. Well, archaeologists unearthed remains of an ancient canal system that could have been used to transport the giant blocks.

A satellite image of the Great Pyramid 

You may though, the great Pyramid has four sides but each of the four sides of the great Pyramids is evenly split from base to tip and form eight equal sides. Eight sides of the Great Pyramid only visible from the above with appropriate light.

Correlation b/w Orion Constellation and The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza are aligned with Orion's belt of the constellation of Orion. This correlation between Orion's belt and the great Pyramids were intended to that way by the original builders of the great pyramids because the stars of the Orion were associated with Osiris. Osiris was the God of rebirth and the afterlife for Ancient Egyptians.

Another interesting fact about pyramids is they regulate heat very well no matter how the temperature outside inside is always 20 degrees Celsius.

Egyptian pyramids were originally covered with the casing stone which is made up of highly polished white limestone. One of the characteristics of the limestone is that it reflects sunlight very well. 

it has the inside temperature of the primer also causes them to shine like jewels. It seems weird but In ancient times Pyramids were shining like Jewels and also it is believed that the capstone of the Pyramids was made of Gold. The pyramid of Giza was undoubtedly the most well-known icon of ancient Egypt.

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