The Great Pyamid of Giza is One of the Seven Wonders of the World

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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most famous pyramid(Barrow). It is over 140 meters high and that makes it the largest pyramid in the world(Barrow). Even though it is massive in size, it only took about 20 years to build(Barrow). People think this pyramid is famous because, it is very large and was built before the major advancements in technology. Another reason, why people think the pyramid is famous is because, it is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the only monument still standing of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The ways that the Egyptians built the pyramids was amazing.

The history of pyramids is very interesting. The first know pyramid is the Step Pyramid. A step pyramid has very large edges that look like giant steps(Ancient). Archeologist say that the steps were used by pharaohs to climb to the sun god.The first pyramid was made by the pharaoh Djoser in 2630 B.C.(Logan). Many ask why the pyramids were built and there are many different ways to explain, but the best way is simply that they were stone tombs in which the body of the pharaoh(ruler of Egypt) could live in the afterlife(Sen)(Barrow). The pyramids have changed since the first step-pyramid was built. They now have more sloping and flat sides to which they make a three dimensional triangle, instead of having the steps(Ancient).

One interesting fact about the pyramids is that all of them were built next to the Nile River. They were built next to the Nile River, because it was easier to transport heavy blocks, goods, and needs across the river and to the site where the pyramid would be built(Barrow)(History). The pyramids were also built on the west side of the river. Many say that it i...

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The egyptians built the pyramids in many ways but they are all amazing. Khufu's pyramid aka The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest pyramid. It was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years(Sen). The pyramids are a good place for tourism, because they are a nice way to see how things have changed dramatically over decades ago. Another reason is because the ancient Egyptians had a very impressive way of of life, and they were able to build such elaborate things without having and machines to help them. Some archeologist say that slaves did not build the pyramids, but they were actually paid Egyptian workers(Logan). The "Egyptians were employed and archeologists estimate the workers would have had to set a 2.5-15 ton block every 2 ½ minutes to finish Khufu's pyramid in about 30 years(Sen)."The Egyptians had a very fascinating lifestyle.

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