The Giza Pyramids are, in general, breath-taking masterpieces. Millions of people are flying over the world into Egypt in this day and age mainly to sight this piece of masterpiece.
The Great Pyramid of Giza has even been crowned as one of the ‘Wonders of the World’. This pyramid was built with such precision that it can never even be copied or imitated. There are tons of theories about how it came to be, and who really built it – but as you know history claims it was ultimately the Egyptians.
If you think you already know everything about the Giza Pyramids, you will be surprised to reveal that the secrets around this wonder never end. There still always a lot of facts about Giza that most people don’t know. Sure, you may have visited the Pyramids one day, read a book or watched a documentary movie, but never got to know everything.
Review the list of things below and see if you were aware of any of them.
13 Facts About The Great Pyramids Of Giza You Probably Didn’t Know:
- The three largest pyramids in the Giza complex were built to correspond with the three stars in Orion’s Belt.
- The Great Pyramid itself is the only surviving structure left intact from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
- It must have taken at least 20 years to build Khufu’s Great Pyramid. Could you imagine how would be the process?
- The Pyramids were once white, but they were sadly stripped of most of their white limestone coverings over time.
- Giza Pyramids are actually probably closer to 5,000 years old today; yet, they are standing firmly strong.
- It has been estimated that 2.3 million stone blocks made up Khufu’s Pyramid. Each of these blocks is thought to weigh from 3-15 tons.
- In 1990, a cemetery was discovered for the workers who built these Pyramids. While many people believe those working on the Pyramids were slaves, a lot of things seem to point to them having been workers instead. Investigations into the bones of these workers showed that the work they were doing was literally backbreaking but it seems they had lots of perks overall.
- Not as many people were working on the pyramids as you might assume. While Herodotus has claimed there were around 100,000, the village had a maximum capacity of 20,000 people. Only about half of these people were probably working on the pyramids at a time.
- The three Pyramids are built in different ways. Some are built with different materials and as you can tell they are all a bit different in appearance.
- The Great Pyramid is the only 8-sided Pyramid ever found.
- The three Pyramids are in Giza; Necropolis are the most famous Egyptian pyramids but there are actually about 140 pyramids in total discovered in Ancient Egypt.
- There was actually an attempt to destroy the Giza Pyramids back in the 12th century. Al-Aziz,a Kurdish ruler tried to demolish them but had to give up because the task proved to be almost “Impossible”.
- Even though outside temperatures reach very high levels, the temperature inside the Pyramids stays relatively constant, around 20 Celsius (60 F).
Feel hooked up, check out the video below. While it is an older documentary, it is quite fascinating.
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Kimidar Tours Team