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Design of the week – the Great Pyramid of Giza

Posted By sculpteo on Nov 20, 2010 | 0 comments

The Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Cheops, or Khufu) was built in 2570 BC, 4579 years ago.

It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Giza. It is also the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one to have survived largely intact.

Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered in casing stones forming a smooth outer surface. What is visible today is its internal structure. Some of the stones are still visible around the base.

It is thought that this pyramid was built to serve as Egyptian pharaoh Khufu’s resting place for eternity. Originally standing 146.5 m high, the Great Pyramid held the title of largest man-made structure for over 3800 years… quite a record. Its current height is 138.8 m due to erosion and the loss of its capstone.

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