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Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

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Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

kernizeg Uploaded on: March 29, 2007
Uploaded by: kernizeg
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Gallery: Architecture
Category: Ancient
Total Downloads: 13,476

Total Comments: 7

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leopup
Posted by leopup on 07/06/11 at 01:24 PM
omg i love egypt mytholigy ALL HAIL RA (a pyrimids shape gives it its power its a ramp to the heaveans)
cubalolapatita
Posted by cubalolapatita on 02/15/10 at 09:37 PM
Awesome !!
Jackie133
Posted by Jackie133 on 10/23/09 at 10:14 AM
Ooo Soo coool :o
kdawg
Posted by kdawg on 08/03/09 at 11:56 PM
Awesome.
GuestPosted by Tej (Guest) on 04/16/09 at 07:35 AM
The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt (also called the Khufu's Pyramid, Pyramid of Khufu, and Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now Cairo, Egypt, and is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian King Khufu (Cheops in Greek) and constructed over a 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Originally the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface, and what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories regarding the Great Pyramid's construction techniques. Most accepted construction theories are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.

There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid. The lowest chamber is cut into the bedrock upon which the pyramid was built and was unfinished. The so-called[1] Queen's Chamber and King's Chamber are higher up within the pyramid structure. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the main part of a complex setting of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honor of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller "satellite" pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid for nobles.
cristinne
Posted by cristinne on 01/16/09 at 07:03 AM
miracle of the world
Eremit
Posted by Eremit on 01/08/09 at 10:10 AM
Again and again, fascinating.