The Pyramids of Giza

The pyramids of Giza are one of the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt- that are a must see!

How the Pyramids were built is one of Egypt’s biggest mysteries that even the scientists can’t figure out.

circa 2550 B.C.

Khufu the second king of Egypt’s 4th dynasty built the largest pyramid ever in the early 26th century BC, over a period of about 27 years.

The pyramid is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Its estimated that 2.3 million stone blocks were used. (each weigh an average of 2.5 to 15 tons in total.)

The Great Pyramid has been determined to be about 4600 years old based on archaeological and textual evidence.

circa 2530 B.C.

his son Redjedef ruled for a short time and began to work on a tomb in Abu Ruwaysh that was never finished.

circa 2520 B.C.

Khafre, another son of Khufu built the second Pyramid in Giza.

Although it is slightly smaller than Khufu’s, it sits on higher ground, making it look taller.

People claim that he also built The Great Sphinx in Giza (monument with the body of a lion and a pharaoh’s head)

circa 2490 B.C.

Menkaure built his pyramid next to Khafre’s and his grandfather’s.

The pyramids are full of endless secrets that are still to be discovered.

A new chamber has been uncovered in one of the Great Pyramids in Egypt

The corridor measuring nine metres (30ft) long and more than six feet wide was discovered close to the main entrance of one of the three pyramids at Giza.