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The pyramid of giza 2

  1. 1. Great Pyramid of Giza  Ancient Name: Khufu's Horizon  Type:  Height: True Pyramid 146.5 metres (481 ft), ancient 138.8 metres (455 ft), contemporary  Base 230.4 metres (756 ft)
  2. 2. The Great Pyramid of Giza
  3. 3. What is the Great Pyramid of Giza?  The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
  4. 4. What is the Great Pyramid of Giza?  The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
  5. 5. What's the Mystery about the Pyramid of Giza ?  The biggest part of the Pyramid was completed around 2500 BC for King Cheops at a site in Giza, ten miles south of the city we now know as Cairo. Using an estimated 4000 builders, and tens of thousands more manual labourers, the ‘Great Pyramid’ stands 481 feet high. It is believed it may have taken up to 30 years to quarry and assemble the two and a half millionblocks of limestone, which weigh a total of a massive six million tonnes. The base of the pyramid covers an area just over 30 acres.Its sides run perfectly north to south and east to west to within a tenth of a degree. The base is an almost exact square, with an error margin of just seven inches, whillst the pavement around the structure is level to within an inch.The mystery of what had happened to the pyramid after its completion, if its assumed use is correct, has continued to this day. In the absence of real evidence of burial ceremonies in the structure, many fantastic other theories have grown.
  6. 6. What's the Mystery about the Pyramid of Giza ?    Some people believe it was built by God either as a stone version of the Bible, or as a record containing references to all events past, present and future. They believe that the various passage ways represent historical time-lines,and intersections between them mark great happenings. The birth of Christ and the twoWorld Wars are supposed to be signified along these routes. Some experts who advocate this theory said it also showed a Second Coming in 1881 and the end of the world in 1953. Other mathematical studies of the Great Pyramid claims it demonstrates knowledge of the true value of pi, and was built using the 'sacred inch'.A popular theory originating in the latter part of the last century is that the Great Pyramid was constructed by alien visitors. It has been proposed that these aliens did everything from creating Mankind to erecting the pyramid as a landing beacon for their next visit to Earth. Another well-known idea is called the "Orion Theory" and was created by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert. They believe the pyramids at Giza are an earthly representation of the three stars in the Orion Nebula. The shafts found in the Great Pyramid are supposed to correlate with important astronomical features visible at the time of the building’s construction. The Orion Theory states that the Ancient Egyptians were direct descendants of alien visitors, and retained some of their knowledge. The purpose of these important design features in their tombs was to help point the spirits of the dead back towards the stars from whence they came.
  7. 7. What's the Mystery about the Pyramid of Giza ?
  8. 8. Great Pyramid Of Giza

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