⦁ At about 450 feet tall, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the biggest pyramid in Egypt.
⦁ Most pyramids consist almost entirely of solid stone, and the Great Pyramid is no exception.
⦁ Like most Egyptian pyramids of Giza are royal tombs.
⦁ The great Pyramid or the pyramid of Khufu is the oldest and it’s made up of about 2.3 million blocks of limestone. There actually very little open space inside the Great Pyramid.
⦁ From the entrance, there’s a passage with ascending and descending branches. The descending branch leads an underground chamber, which is usually where pharaohs were laid to rest.
Pharaohs : were the kings of ancient Egypt. The Egyptians believed their pharaoh to be the mediator between the gods and the world of men.
⦁ Khufu’s sarcophages is in another chamber known as the King’s Chamber, up the other passage and through the long, tall slanting Grand Gallery.
⦁ The King’s Chamber is lined with huge blocks of granite. All that’s there now is a huge granite sarcophagus, which once housed the pharaoh’s mummy.
⦁ Above the King’s chamber are five compartments separated by huge slabs of granite.
⦁ below the King’s Chamber and the Grand Gallery is aroom known as the Queen’s Chamber. Though this room probably didn’t hold any queens.
⦁ A pyramid was usually a tomb for a single person, Khufu’s whose wives may have been entombed in small pyramids nearby.
⦁ There are tunnels leading from the north and south ends of the queens chamber.
⦁ As for treasures, whatever was inside the Great Pyramid was stolen long ago.
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