The Pyramids of Giza
By Emma Bishop
The Pyramids Built Long Ago
3 Rulers Of The Pyramids
The three pyramids of Giza were built in Egypt during the Old, and Middle Kingdom periods. The 3 pyramids of Giza are named Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. According to KhanAcademy the pyramids were, "...built over the span of three generations by the rulers at that time." The 3 pyramids are very large; averaging at about 400 feet tall and 700 feet wide. In present day, if one was to see the pyramids in person they'd be able to see the aging in the structures features. These ancient Egyptian pyramids stand as tall as some of today's skyscraper. These three pyramids have given people today an abundance of knowledge about how these types of ancient structures were constructed.
The Great Pyramid
Khafre and Menkaure: The Following Pyramids
As a result of the Great Pyramid being constructed, two more pyramids were built shortly after. These pyramid were built for the same reason; to act as a cemetery for pharaohs, queens, and other people of high power at the time. Building these pyramids took thousands of slaves and paid labors to transport the huge stones. Harvard magazine states that, "To raise it, laborers moved into position 6.5 million tons of stone— some in blocks as large as 9 tons— with nothing but wood and rope." This shows the effort that many people went to in building these pyramids that are still standing today.
Wonders Of The World
Today, tourists continue to visit this extraordinary landmark to admire its design. The three pyramids show great knowledge of ancient people and will continue to show this through its aging process. Many people will continue to visit this structure, as it is one of the seven wonders of the world, and will most likely continue to be.
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