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KHUFU, THE GREAT PYRAMID

The Great Pyramid of Giza is an important symbol of Egypt. In addition, it is the last of the ancient 7 Wonders of the World. It is located on the Giza near the new city of Cairo. The Egyptians constructed it over a 20 years era during the reign of the king Khufu (2589-2566 BC).
It also bears the name Khufu Fourth Dynasty.

The Great Pyramid was the highest human-made structure in the world and is unlikely to break for 3,000 years

Other scholars have pointed to the Lincoln Cathedral spire in England, erected in 1300 CE, as the structure.
which finally surpassed the Great Pyramid in height. But, still, the Egyptian monument held the title for an inspiring span of time.

Details of the Pyramid

The pyramid rises to a height of 479 feet (146 meters) with a base of 754 feet (230 meters) and also contains more than two million pieces of stone.

Some of these stones are of such huge size and weight.
Such as the granite slabs in the King’s Chamber that the logistics of raising and positioning them so precisely seems impossibility by modern standards.

Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942 AD), the British archaeologist who set the standard for archaeological processes in Egypt generally and at Giza specifically. First, he excavated the pyramid using new methods and scientific analysis in 1880 AD.

The Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid

Professionalism in building

Writing on the pyramid in 1883 AD, Flinders Petrie noted “The Great Pyramid has lent its name as a sort of by-word for paradoxes; Since the moths to the candle, theorists paid attention to them.

Although many theories persist about the purpose of the pyramid, the ancients established it as the tomb of the king. However, people are still perplexed in modern times.

The theory of ladders revolves around the outside of the building to move the blocks in place has become largely untrue.
So-called “fringe” or “New Age” theories abound, in an effort to clarify the advanced technology required for the structure, citing extra-terrestrials and their imagined frequent visits to Egypt in antiquity.

These theories continue to be progressive in spite of the increasing body of indication validating that the ancient Egyptians using technological means, which, most likely, were so common to them that they felt no need to record them.

Still, the complexity of the internal corridors, shafts, and rooms. (King’s Room, Queen’s Room, Grand Gallery) As well as the nearby Osiris Palace and with the mystery of how the pyramid was ever founded.
Its orientation towards the key points encourages the continuation of these marginal theories.

 

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