The Great Pyramid Of Egypt Essay

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“Man fears time, yet time fears the Pyramids”. At the city of Giza, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, standing for more than 5 millenniums, build by more than 100,000 people in one pharaoh’s life time, has been the greatest mystery in the ancient world. People question a lot about their size, shape, height, location and time period. Solving one of the seven wonders in the ancient world has been more difficult than many historians believe.

A pyramid is an enormous construction, which helps the king go through immortality and the wall of the dead and live forever in the happiness of the gods. The Ancient Pyramids of Egypt will always remind us of the architectural accomplishments of Egypt’s ...view middle of the document...

C. and required large amount of slave labor and resources. Egyptian Pyramids have solid mass of limestone blocks covering thirteen acres of land and it was originally standing 765 ft. high. What is a limestone? Limestone is a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals. Lime stones weighted 2.5 tons each and some of them weighted even up to 16 tons.

After Khufu, also known as Cleops- the pharaoh which the Great Pyramid was build for became pharaoh one of his first acts was to limit the growing power of the priesthood. He “shut up all the temples and forbade sacrifices”. In Pharaoh Khufu’s pyramid, there was his mummy, caskets full of jewels, furniture inlaid with ivory and gold, silver and alabaster bowls and vessels, chests filled with clothing and precious ornaments, and jars filled full of food and wine. The pyramids must have been large to hold all of that, and as a matter of fact the base of the pyramid covers enough area to hold ten football fields.

About 2,551 B.C. The Great Pyramid of Egypt was finally constructed and it was the largest pyramid ever build in Egypt , and the first pyramid to have subsidiary queen’s pyramids attached to the complex. There are three pyramids at Egypt. Each one of them had once had an adjoining mortuary temple. Attached close to this temple would have been a covered causeway descending down to a valley temple, near the Nile. The Great Pyramid of Egypt was truly an...

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