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Which is the largest Egyptian pyramid?

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Asked by Indrani Mukherjee, 05 Apr '11 02:17 pm
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The only remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest pyramid in Egypt. Built for the Egyptian pharoah Khufu, or Cheops, in approximately two thousand five hundred and fifty BC, the Great Pyramid of Giza is sometimes called Khufu's Pyramid or the Pyramid of Cheop. The Great Pyramid of Giza took approximately twenty years to build, with one hundred thousand slaves, and is not only the largest but also the oldest pyramid standing on the Giza Plateau just outside of Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid reaches a height of four hundred and eighty-two feet and the base of the pyramid is seven hundred and fifty-four feet, spanning thirteen acres. From the mere size and grandeur of this pyramid, it is believed that King Cheops, or Pharoah Khufu, was a very well respected and wealthy man. Pharoah Khufu was also the first person to be mummified. Anonymous
Answered by Keen Observer, 05 Apr '11 02:18 pm

 
  
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Khufu, son of Snefru and second ruler of the 4th dynasty (time line) moved the royal necropolis to Giza, north of modern-day Cairo. According to ancient Greek historian Herodotus, Khufu (aka Cheops) enslaved his people to build his pyramid. But archaeologists have since disproved his account .

On the Giza Plateau, Khufu's builders oriented his pyramid almost perfectly north. The largest pyramid ever built, it incorporates about 2.3 million stone blocks, weighing an average of 2.5 to 15 tons each. It is estimated that the workers would have had to set a block every two and a half minutes.

The pyramid has three burial chambers. The first is underground, carved into bedrock. The second, aboveground chamber was called the queen's chamber by early explorers. We now know it was never intended to house one of Khufu's wives but perhaps a sacred statue of the king himself. The third is the king's chamber, which held a red granite sarcophagus placed almost exactly at the center of the pyra ...more
Source: National Geography
Answered by valobasa, 05 Apr '11 02:25 pm

 
  
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The Largest Pyramid of Khufu at GIZA
Answered by ASHIM MAZUMDER, 05 Apr '11 02:25 pm

 
  
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The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza
Answered by ankit shivam, 05 Apr '11 02:19 pm

 
  
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El giza
Answered by chhummu, 05 Apr '11 02:18 pm

 
  
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Khufu
Answered by sumati gayki, 05 May '11 11:25 am

 
  
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Giza pyramid
Answered by aashanasingh, 05 Apr '11 06:08 pm

 
  
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