The pyramids of Giza are among the main
tourist sites, tourists visit when they come to
There are three main Pyramids that were built
in the 4th Dynasty in 2550 B.C. The Pyramids
of Ancient Egypt were built as tombs for
Today there are more than 93 Pyramids in
Egypt and still the most famous pyramids are
those at Giza.
It is divided to three pyramids:
1. The Great Pyramid of Khufu.
2. The Pyramid of Khafre.
3. The Pyramid of Menkaure.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the most famous
Pyramid in Egypt, the biggest and the tallest. After its
construction it became one of the “Seven Wonders Of
The entrance of the Pyramid is located at the
The Pyramid is built entirely of limestone, and is
considered an architectural masterpiece. It contains
around 1,300,000 blocks ranging in weight from 2.5
tons to 15 tons.
Khafre's Pyramid is the 2nd Pyramid.
The fact that khafre Pyramid stands on a higher part
of the plateau gives the impression that it is taller than
the Great Pyramid.
in the north.
the inside of
Khafre's son, Menkaure, built the smallest of the 3
main Pyramids on the Giza Plateau. It also has
northern face entrance.
Pyramids of his
cased in fine and
only partly cased