The Makers of the Three Largest Pyramids Father Khufu, son Khafre, and grandson Menkaure built the three largest Pyramids in Egypt.
How old are some Pyramids? 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 in the Giza. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu around 2560 BC.
Sphinx People think that Khafre (who built the second largest Pyramid) carved the Sphinx. Recently a piece of the Sphinx’s shoulder fell off and a cement crew saved the Sphinx from falling apart even more.
The Great Pyramid It took 100,000 people to build the Great Pyramid and 20 years to finish it. The King’s chamber is located in the most spacious room in the Great Pyramid.
Why were the Pyramids built? Tombs for Pharohs Some of the oldest had red granite and the king’s name in hieroglyphics.
Pyramid Construction While making a Pyramid it takes 10 men to drag up a block. Peasant farmers had to work on the Pyramids until it was the time when the Nile River would flood fields.
What where the Pyramid blocks made of? The blocks were made of granite and limestone. Granite Limestone
What do Pyramids look like inside? Descending passageways Grand Gallery – passage ascending (going up) to King’s chamber Kings Chamber Queen Chamber
Where else can you find pyramids? Mexico China Japan Australia Brazil Spain Tibet