Giza pyramids

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Giza pyramids

  1. 1. By : Hana Ahmed
  2. 2.  The pyramids of Giza are among the main tourist sites, tourists visit when they come to Egypt.  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 Kings.  Today there are more than 93 Pyramids in Egypt and still the most famous pyramids are those at Giza.
  3. 3.  It is divided to three pyramids: 1. The Great Pyramid of Khufu. 2. The Pyramid of Khafre. 3. The Pyramid of Menkaure.
  4. 4.  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 World”.
  5. 5. For 4300 years, the Pyramid was the tallest building on earth, until the French built the Eiffel Tower in 1889.
  6. 6.  The entrance of the Pyramid is located at the northern side.  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.
  7. 7.  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.
  8. 8. The only similarity to his father's Pyramid is the entrance in the north. There is nothing leading into the inside of the Pyramid
  9. 9.  Khafre's son, Menkaure, built the smallest of the 3 main Pyramids on the Giza Plateau. It also has northern face entrance.
  10. 10. Unlike the Pyramids of his father and grandfather that were completely cased in fine and white Turah limestone, Menkaure's Pyramid was only partly cased in Turah limestone.

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