Wonders of Egypt! Passage

How the Pyramids at Giza were built is one of Egypt’s biggest mysteries. These monumental tombs are relics of Egypt’s Old Kingdom era and were constructed approximately 4,500 years ago. 

The Pyramids were constructed throughout Ancient Egyptian history as a means for Pharaohs to display their power. It was believed that a Pharaoh was a semi-divine being who ruled on Earth during life and then transitioned into an afterlife amongst the gods.

All three of Giza’s renowned pyramids and their intricate burial complexes were constructed from around 2550 to 2490 B.C. These pyramids were built by Pharaohs Khufu (tallest), Khafre (in the background), and Menkaure (in the front). 
Wonders of Egypt Passage
The pyramid of Khufu is the largest among the three pyramids at Giza and holds the record for the world’s largest stone structure, standing over 480 feet high. It was constructed during the reign of the Pharaoh Khufu, the second Pharaoh of the
fourth dynasty. The second largest pyramid at Giza is that of Khufu’s son, Khafra.

The renowned Sphinx statue is believed to have been constructed to honour and resemble the Pharaoh Khafra, and it stands beside his pyramid. The third and smallest of the main pyramids at Giza belongs to another Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, Menkaure.

It stands at just over 200 feet height. Each of these pyramids forms the centre of its own complex of structures, including smaller tombs, chambers, work camps and cemeteries for lesser elites.
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