Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pyramid (Giza, Egypt)

Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest pyramid of the three pyramids at Giza necropolis, and is the only building that remains a part of the seven wonders of the world believed that the pyramid was built as a tomb for the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, Khufu (Cheops) and constructed during more than 20 years and is expected to take place in the years around 2560 BC. Pyramid is sometimes referred to as the Pyramid of Khufu.
Great Pyramid of Giza is the main part of the tomb complex of buildings consisting of two shrines in honor of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, and a pyramid of "satellite" of smaller Again, the form of an elevated track, and mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid are small nobles. One of the small pyramids that keep eating queen Hetepheres (discovered in 1925), sister and wife of Sneferu and mother of Khufu. Also found a city, including a cemetery, bakeries, breweries, and a copper smelting complex. More buildings and complexes are found by the Giza Mapping Project. 

A few hundred meters to the southwest Great Pyramid there is a slightly smaller pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, Khufu's successor one who is also regarded as the builder of the Great Sphinx, and a few yards farther to the west is the Pyramid of Menkaure, Khafre's successor, the pyramid height of about half. Estimated time of completion of this pyramid was agreed circa 2560 BC. Khufu's vizier,, believed to be the architect of the Great Pyramid.


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