Interesting facts about pyramids

pyramids of giza

The pyramids were built as burial places and monuments to the Pharaohs and their families.

Egyptian pyramids are the most famous pyramids in the world.

The three pyramids in Giza Necropolis are the most famous Egyptian pyramids but there is about 140 pyramids in total that have been discovered in the area of the Ancient Egypt.

These famous monuments of Ancient Egypt were constructed from about 2630 B.C. until about 1530 B.C.

The oldest Egyptian pyramid is believed to be the Pyramid of Djoser, it was built in Saqqara around 4650 years ago (2640 BC).

pyramid of djoser

Egyptian Pyramids often contain multiple chambers and passages.

Although many people associate pyramids with hieroglyphics,there have been no writing or hieroglyphics found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza(the oldest and largest of the three).

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the 3 pyramids in the Giza Necropolis.It is also the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza held the title for the world´s tallest man-made structure until the Lincoln Cathedral was built in England in 1311.It held the record for an incredible and unparalleled 3871 years!

The pyramids were originally covered by casing stones made of highly polished white limestone. These stones reflected the sun’s light and made the pyramids shine like a jewel.Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base.

While the enormous heat outside,the temperature inside the pyramids actually stays relatively constant,around 20 Celsius(60 F).

Almost all Egyptian Pyramids are located on the west bank of the Nile.

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