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Fun Facts about the Pyramids of Giza

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Did you know that the Pyramids of Giza are one of the Seven Original Ancient Wonders of the World and is unique as it is the only Ancient Wonder which still exists today! Tourists visit Egypt from across the world to see this awesome creation.

Fun Fact 1 The Pyramids of Giza are located in the desert just outside of the capital city of Cairo in Egypt.

Fun Fact 2 The Pyramids of Giza comprise of three main pyramids, the Great Sphinx, smaller pyramids and tombs, temples and monuments.

Fun Fact 3: Amongst the main Pyramids of Giza lies the Great Pyramid which is one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. It is the oldest Ancient Wonder of the World and only one still remaining.

Fun Fact 4: The Great Pyramid is the last of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. It is also known by other names which include the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops.

Fun Fact 5: The three main structures at the Pyramids of Giza are so big that you could fit a number of buildings inside them!

Fun Fact 6: The two smaller pyramids of Giza which lie next to the Great Pyramid are called Menkaure and Khafre.

Fun Fact 7: Way back in history, more than 4500 years ago, great kings were mummified and buried in the tombs.

Fun Fact 8: The Great Pyramid stands at approximately 137 meters high. It has lost some of its structure over the years so originally it would have been higher, at around 146 meters.

Fun Fact 9: The sides of the Great Pyramid of Giza, at the base, are almost perfectly square! Each side measures nearly the same give or take a few centimetres.

Fun Fact 10: There is much speculation about how the pyramids were build. It must have taken thousands of men, and years of time, to construct the Pyramids of Giza. It is thought that around 2.3 million blocks were used to build the largest structure alone.

Fun Fact 11: The weight of each block used to construct the Great Pyramid weighs approximately 11.5-15 tonnes!

Fun Fact 12: The Pyramids of Giza all had their own mortuary and temple with a causeway connecting them.

Fun Fact 13: The Pyramids of Giza were constructed in honor of the dead. The names of each pyramid derived from the Pharaoh who built it.

Fun Fact 14: The Pyramids of Giza are known as 'Giza Necropolis' in Arabic.

Fun Fact 15: The Great Sphinx of Giza is part of the archaeological site. It dates to approximately 2500BC. The Great Sphinx is a huge limestone statue of a lion's body with a human head; possibly a representation of the Pharaoh Khafra. This is one of the largest and oldest statues in the world.

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