Friday, December 13, 2013

The Pyramid of Giza

What are Pyramids?
Egypt has the most famous pyramids in the world. The pyramids that were built thousands of years ago for pharaohs and kings. Over 130 pyramids have been found in Egypt. Pyramid is defined as a polyhedron made by connecting a  polygonal base. The point on the top is called apex.  The Egyptian pyramids may have been modeled after a sacred, pointed statue. The  ben-ben  stone means the rays of the sun. The Egyptians Believed that when the pharaoh dies it  reaches heaven by the sun beams. The weight of the pyramid evens out on all sides of the pyramids base. Most of the weight is on the bottom of the pyramid. The higher you go the less weight it is. This allowed ancient civilizations to build very sturdy pyramids.
What is the most Famous Pyramid? 
The most famous pyramid is the Pyramid of Giza near Cairo. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the largest pyramids in the world. It is one of the seven wonders of the world that is still in existence.
It is built with 1.3 million limestone's. The weigh anywhere from 5,000 pounds to 30,000 pounds. It's four sides face north,south,east,and west precisely. It used to be 488 feet tall but now it is455 feet tall. No one really knows for sure how the Great pyramid of Giza was made. Without the technology and machines to build the Great  Pyramid of Giza The Egyptians still managed to build a very sturdy pyramid. Some experts believe that the believe the pyramids could have been built with as few as 20,000-30,000 workers. Other experts, however, argue that it might have taken over 100,000 workers.

No comments:

Post a Comment