The Great Pyramid of Giza - One of the Most Remarkable Structures in the World

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis in Egypt. It is one of the most famous structures on the list of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Great Pyramid of Giza is reputed to have been built approximately 2,500 B.C. The pyramids are a symbol of Egypt and its rich history and culture.


The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most memorable and prominent seven wonders of the ancient world. What makes this structure the most recognizable is the fact that it is not only the oldest structure on the list but also the only structure that still remains largely intact.


The Great Pyramid is estimated to stand at 481 feet tall. With such a height, it was the tallest man made structure in the world for around 3800 years. This fact is not only a testament to the pyramid's durability but but to its mark as one of the most remarkable structures ever built. However, currently the structure stands at 455.22 feet tall.


The Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a symbol of Egypt’s wealth and power. It took just under 30 years to build according to the Egyptologists. The pyramid consists of 2 million limestone blocks each weighing from 2.5 to 15 tons. The corners of the base of the pyramid coincide almost exactly with the four cardinal points, and the base is level to within in an inch. Over 100,000 laborers worked on the project.

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