World History Project :
Wonders of the Ancient World
Great Pyramids of Giza
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The Great Pyramids of Giza are three pyramids on the far-away, desert outskirts of ancient Cairo, Egypt. Well, that’s where they were built, nowadays, Cairo is an African city, filled with busy highways and towering buildings. The Great Pyramids of Giza are the oldest standing wonders of the world. But, what makes them so wonderful? One would have to say the thrilling, rich history that dwells within its mysterious tunnels. Along with the precise measurements of the structure that ancient Egyptians conquered so flawlessly.
Although ancient Egyptians are said to of constructed this otherworldly masterpiece, many skeptics say that it would have been impossible due to the precision that coats this elegant work of art. Each side is perfectly aligned, facing each direction, (north, east, south, and west), only offset by a fraction of a degree. Along with that, each side of the pyramids are almost perfectly congruent, meaning that advanced mathematics had to of been used in the creation of this enigma. They say this type of perfectly accurate construction would have been close to impossible for such a primitive race. But if the ancient Egyptians didn’t piece this extravagant puzzle together, than who did?
We do know one thing for certain, that the pyramids were built around the 23rd century BC. These pyramids were tombs that belonged to three different kings, Khufu, Khafre, and Mycerinus (in order from largest pyramid to smallest pyramid). The pyramids were not only a tomb, but ancient Egyptians believed that the slope pointing to the sky was a sort of ladder, that would help the deceased reach the heavens. The largest of the three, the pyramid of Khufu, was erected around 2600 BC. It was constructed of about 2.5 million limestone blocks, each weighing around one ton each. This complicated job required...