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Information:

When Was the Wonder Created:
2560 BC

Who Discovered the Wonder:
Some pyramids are still being discovered as recently as late 2002.

What is the Location of the Wonder:
Giza, Egypt

Does The Wonder Still Exist?
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Does the Wonder Attract Tourism?
Yes, the Great Pyramid is enclosed, together with the other pyramids and the Sphinx, in the touristic region of the Giza Plateau.

Who Made The Wonder?
Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu of the Fourth Dynasty

Why Was the Wonder Made?
To serve as a tomb when he dies

 

Other Information:

The Great Pyramid of Khufu is considered the most massive building ever erected in the world, a remarkable statistic for a construction feature achieved over 4500 years ago.

Khufu's Pyramid contains over 2.3 million stone blocks, the average block weighed 2.5 tons, and none weighing less than 2 tons, and the large blocks that were used in the ceiling of the King's Chamber weighed as much as 9 tons.

Contruction Date: 2589 BC
Construction Time: 20 years.
Total Weight: 6.5 million tons.

Base Covers: 13 acres.
Height: 481 feet tall.

Up until the 19th century it was the tallest building in the world, and at the age of 4,500 years, until the Effel Tower was built. There are 67 completed pyramids in Egypt and 26 incompleted pyramids. Ten pyramids are on the Giza Plateau, including the two of the largest.

Khufu's son, Khafre, who was next in line for royalty, wanted a building of his own pyramid complex which included the Sphinx. Menkaure, who is believed to be Khafre's son built the third and smallest of the 3 pyramids at Giza.

 

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