Giza pyramids facts

Unlocking the secrets of Giza pyramids: 10 fascinating facts to know for history buffs and travel enthusiasts.

Giza pyramids facts

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex.

2. It was built around 2560 BC and stands at a height of 147 meters.

3. The Giza pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs and their consorts

4. The Great Pyramid was originally covered in white limestone but much of it was removed during the Middle Ages.

5. The Giza complex includes three main pyramids, six smaller pyramids for queens, and several tomb and mortuary temples.

6. The Sphinx of Giza is located on the west bank of the Nile River and is part of the Giza pyramid complex.

7. The Sphinx is 20 meters tall and 73 meters long, making it the most giant monolith statue in the world.

8. The Sphinx was carved from a single piece of limestone and is thought to date back to the reign of Pharaoh Khafre.

9. The Giza pyramids were constructed using advanced engineering techniques, including accurately positioning the pyramids to align with the stars.

10. The Giza pyramids are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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