Interesting Great Pyramid of Giza Facts: 21-30
The Great Pyramid is a defining symbol and landmark in Egypt. It is the oldest and largest pyramid in the Giza pyramid complex located in the Giza Plateau near Cairo. The other two pyramids are the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure.
Although the Great Pyramid has been excavated and studied for years, the purpose of its construction is still a subject of debate. Below are some of the facts about this human-made wonder in Egypt. The Pyramids of Giza were one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. They are now considered an honorary candidate of the New Seven Wonders, which were announced in 2007. The pyramid was constructed during the reign of King Khufu (2589-2566 BCE).
He was the second king of the fourth dynasty of Egyptian kings. Shortly after coming to power, it is believed that Khufu set out to build his grand tomb in which he would be buried, which lives on today as the Great Pyramid. He also constructed other pyramids for his queens nearby. The pyramid is an impressive sight, but it would have been even more so after it was first finished.