The Great Pyramid of Giza

Egypt is famous for its pyramids. The most famous pyramids can be found at a place called Giza which is just outside Cairo. There are three pyramid complexes here. They are known as the Great Pyramids. These pyramids are some of the largest structures ever built. The largest Egyptian pyramid is here. It is called the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Pyramid of Khufu. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to have not been destroyed.

Here are three interesting facts about this pyramid.

  1. The Great Pyramid of Giza is made from 2.3 million huge stone blocks. Most of these blocks weigh between 2 and 30 tons. They are very heavy stones. Two tons is about the same weight as a car!

  2. The temperature inside the Great Pyramid of Giza always stays the same. It is the same temperature as the earth. It is always 20 Degrees Celsius.

  3. The Great Pyramid of Giza was originally covered with polished limestone. This made it shine like a huge mirror. It is thought that this could have been seen from the moon!

There are so many more interesting facts to this amazing structure. Why don’t you try doing your own research? It’s amazing!