The Most Famous Egyptian Pyramids Facts

The Most Famous Egyptian Pyramids FactsMarch 3, 2017

1.Though most of the people think about Egypt when they read pyramid facts, there are truly many similar structures constructed all around the world.

2.In fact, the biggest pyramid in the world is actually in Mexico.

3.The 3 pyramids in Giza Necropolis are the maximum well-known Egyptian pyramids but in fact, as many as about 140 pyramids in overall have been located inside the place of the Ancient Egypt.

4.The oldest pyramid in Egypt is believed to be over 4500 years old.

5.Three pyramids, those of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure are perfectly aligned with the stars that make up the constellation of Orion’s belt.

6.All pyramids in Egypt, including those built on the Giza plateau, are situated on the west bank of the River Nile because that is where the sun sets every evening,symbolising the realm of the dead.

7.The Great Pyramid also has slightly concave sides.
This is the only pyramid with that feature.

8.The estimates of the number of workers involved in the construction of the pyramids differ significantly but it might have been as many 100,000 people.

9.The Giza pyramids are guarded by the Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue in the world.
The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the face of the Pharaoh Khafra.

10.One of the reasons why the pyramids are so well-preserved is because of the unique mortar used.
It’s stronger than the actual stone, but we do not know what exactly it was made from.

11.It is very hard to determine the weight of the pyramid but we believe on approximations then the Pyramid of Cheops weighs around 6 million tons.

12.The unique fact of the Egyptian Pyramids is that something may be the temperatures outside the internal temperature off the pyramid stay constant round 20
degrees Celsius.

13.The pyramids of Egypt can be seen from the mountains of Israel and even from moon because of the casing stones covering the entire pyramid.

14.During the construction of Great Pyramid of Giza it is believed that the 2,300,000 stone blocks has been used and it weighs around 2 to 30 tons. Some blocks even weigh 50 tons.

15.Egyptian Pyramids often contain multiple chambers and passages.

16.Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, it is the oldest of the Ancient Wonders of the World and the last one still largely intact.

egyptian pyramidsMarch 3, 2017

egyptian pyramidsMarch 3, 2017

egyptian pyramidsMarch 3, 2017

egyptian pyramidsMarch 3, 2017