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    • Pyramids of ancient Egypt
    • Where is Giza?
    • What is a Necropolis?
      • **Definition: A large cemetery or burying place.
      • ~Necropolises can look very different……..
    • Italy
    • Algeria
    • Russia
    • France
    • Giza Necropolis
    • 4 Main structures at Giza
      • Sphinx
      • Pyramid of Menkaure
      • Pyramid of Khafre
      • Pyramid of Khufu
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    • Across the Street from the Giza Necropolis:
    • The Great Sphinx
    • Great Sphinx ** “Guardian of the Giza Complex”**
      • **The largest single stone statue on Earth
      • **Built in 3,000 b.c.e
      • **Body of a Lion; Head of a Man
      • **Limestone
    • Great Sphinx
      • Giza Necropolis abandoned: Sphinx buried up to its shoulders
      • 1925: Sphinx finally dug out completely
      • Missing Nose: Some scholars think it was shot of in a war, others believe it was knocked off by an angry King
      • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/egypt/explore/sphinx.html
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    • Pyramid of Menkaure
    • Pyramid of Menkaure
      • **Smallest of the Three
      • **Limestone and Granite
      • Unique: Archaeologist found a beautiful sarcophagus in the Pyramid
        • Now it lays at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea…
    • Pyramid of Khafre
    • Pyramid of Khafre
      • **2 nd Largest Pyramid
      • -Steep Sides and Higher ground make it appear as if it’s bigger
      • -Blocks weighed 2.5 tons
      • **Unique: Still retains some of it’s smooth limestone casing at the top
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    • Khafre’s Pyramid
      • http://egypt.ebeling.ee/panoramas/
    • “Mr. Klumper’s Pyramid Builder”
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      • Limestone Casing
      • Smooth
      • Shiny
    • The Great Pyramid
    • **Pyramid of Khufu**
      • World tallest building for 1,270 years
      • **Area of Great Pyramid
        • **3 small pyramids for his wives
        • **Small tombs for his nobles
        • Town for workers: cemetary, bakery, factory, copper melting complex
    • Pyramid of Khufu
      • Materials and Workforce
      • **Roughly 20 year period
      • **Paid workers
      • -Over 2 Million Blocks
      • -Each blocked weighed roughly 2 tons
      • =
      • **4 Million Ton Pyramid
      • (8,000,000,000 pounds)
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    • Enter the “Great Pyramid”
    • Before we Enter…
      • -What do you think we will see in the Pyramid?
      • ~As we walk around, list what we see…