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Topic: Great Pyramids

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The estimated date of its completion is 2570 BC and it is the earliest and largest of the three great pyramids in the Giza necropolis on the outskirts of modern Cairo, Egypt.
The pyramid was constructed of limestone, basalt, and granite stones from two to four tonnes in weight each, adding up to a total estimated weight of some 7 million tonnes, and a volume of 2,600,600 cubic metress.
The great pyramid is peculiar in this respect, as it is one of the few pyramids to have the necessary slope to express such a ratio, but variations in the accuracy of measurement, combined with the deterioriating condition of the structure, make such a claim difficult to verify.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/great_pyramid_of_giza.html   (1058 words)

 The Seven Wonders: The Great Pyramid of Giza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The great pyramid is believed to have been built over a 20 year period.
Today, the Great Pyramid is enclosed, together with the other pyramids and the Sphinx, in the touristic region of the Giza Plateau.
The overwhelming scientific and historic evidence still supports the conclusion that, like many smaller pyramids in the region, the Great Pyramids were built by the great Ancient Egyptian civilization off the West bank of the Nile as tombs for their magnificent Kings...
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/wonders/pyramid.html   (892 words)

 The UnMuseum - The Great Pyramid
It is the Great Pyramid of Khufu, at Giza, Egypt.
By the time he visited the site the great pyramid was already 20 centuries old, and much of the truth about it was shrouded in the mists of history.
For many centuries before and after the construction of the Great Pyramid the Egyptians had interned their dead Pharaoh-Kings, whom they believed to be living Gods, in intricate tombs.
unmuseum.mus.pa.us /kpyramid.htm   (1251 words)

 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: The Egyptian Pyramid
The largest and most famous of all the pyramids, the Great Pyramid at Giza, was built by Snefru's son, Khufu, known also as Cheops, the later Greek form of his name.
Pyramids did not stand alone but were part of a group of buildings which included temples, chapels, other tombs, and massive walls.
As it became clear that the pyramids did not provide protection for the mummified bodies of the kings but were obvious targets for grave robbers, later kings were buried in hidden tombs cut into rock cliffs.
www.si.edu /resource/faq/nmnh/pyramid.htm   (1103 words)

 Sacred Sites: Places of Peace and Power
The Great Pyramid, attributed to Khufu (Cheops) is on the right of the photograph, the pyramid attributed to Khafra (Chephren) next to it, and that of Menkaura (Mycerinus) the smallest of the three.
The Great Pyramid was originally encased in highly polished, smooth white limestone and capped, according to legend, by a perfect pyramid of fl stone, probably onyx.
Thinking that there might be some relationship between this phenomena and the position of the main chamber in the pyramid, Bovis constructed a small-scale model of the pyramid, oriented it to the same direction as the Great Pyramid, and placed the body of a dead cat at the approximate level of the main chamber.
www.sacredsites.com /africa/egypt/great_pyramid.html   (3032 words)

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The temperature inside The Great Pyramid is at a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit, which is exactly the same at the earths internal temperature.
The side of the pyramids used to be covered in mantle slabs, 144,000 in all, and would have been visible from the mountains in Israel and the moon.
The great pyramid was built during the reign of Khufu (Cheops in Greek), 2nd king of the fourth dynasty ± 2,720-2,560 BC   This page hosted by
www.geocities.com /Athens/Delphi/3499/gp1.htm   (353 words)

 Pyramids of Giza
His pyramid, the largest of all the pyramids in Egypt (though it should be noted that it surpasses the Red Pyramid of his father Snefru by only ten meters) dominates the sandy plain.
Further along the southwest diagonal is the smallest of the three, the pyramid of Khephren's son, Menkaure.
The larger grouping consists of the three "Great" pyramids of Khufu, Khephren, and Menkaure; the Sphinx, the pyramids of the queens, attendant temples and outbuildings, and the private mastabas of the nobility.
www.crystalinks.com /giza.html   (936 words)

The Great Pyramid once rose to a height of 481 feet (147 meters), but the top has been stripped.Originally 471 feet (143 meters) high, Khafre's pyramid was only 10 feet (3 meters) lower than his father's tomb.
To the east of the pyramid, some of the smooth basalt paving of the mortuary temple remains and the causeway which led to the river temple is now buried with the valley temple being under modern buildings.
Although being influenced by the Egyptian pyramids, the pyramids in Nubia had their own style and were built on a smaller scale and with steeper sides.
egyptreservation.com /Pyramids.htm   (1644 words)

 Great Pyramid
The base of the pyramid further represents to the student the four material elements of nature from which the body of man is formed: air, water, fire, soil.
For the Great Pyramid to be perfectly aligned with the four cardinal points on the compass means that the builder either had some way of determining directions or that neither the Egyptians nor any human designed it.
In the pyramid it is the ratio of the height to twice the length of the base.
www.plim.org /greatpyramid.html   (3869 words)

 The Giza Plateau in Egypt
The larger grouping consists of the three "Great" pyramids of Khufu, Khephren (Khafre), and Menkaure, the Sphinx, attendant temples and outbuildings, and the private mastabas of the nobility.
His pyramid, the largest of all the pyramids in Egypt (though it should be noted that it surpasses the Red Pyramid at Dahshur built by his father Snefru by only ten meters), dominates the sandy plain.
Further along the southwest diagonal is the smallest of the three great pyramids, that of Khephren's son, Menkaure.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/giza.htm   (1746 words)

 CULTUREFOCUS: Ancient Egypt. Pyramids of Giza, pictures and history.
The Giza Pyramids were plundered long ago of the bodies and anything entombed with them, despite the almost superhuman efforts of the Egyptians to protect the remains of their kings.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest of the pyramids of ancient Egypt, and was regarded by the ancient Greeks as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza.
www.culturefocus.com /egypt_pyramids.htm   (1232 words)

 Egyptian Pyramids
Pyramids are large structures with square bases and four smooth, triangular-shaped sides that come to a point at the top.
A pyramid is a massive structure built as a tomb or grave to house and protect the body of a pharaoh for the afterlife and as a monument to honor the pharaoh.
The largest pyramid ever built, and the oldest (and only surviving) Wonder of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza was built by Snefru’s son Khufu.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/egypt_pyramids.htm   (1286 words)

 The Great Pyramids
The Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) is traditionally attributed to the Pharaoh,
The Great Pyramid also incorporates in its sides and angles the means for creating a highly sophisticated map projection of the northern geohemisphere, and as such correctly incorporates the geographical degrees of latitude and longitude.
When the Great Pyramid is viewed from the side, the laws of perspective reduce the area of the face (which is mathematically oversized) to the correct size for the projection.
www.halexandria.org /dward106.htm   (1726 words)

 World Mysteries - Mystic Places - The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
The Great Pyramid (the Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops in Greek) at Gizeh, Egypt, demonstrates the remarkable character of its placement on the face of the Earth.
The north-south axis (31 degrees east of Greenwich) is the longest land meridian, and the east-west axis (30 degrees north) is the longest land parallel on the globe.
The approximate dimensions of the pyramid are calculated by Petrie according to the remains of the sockets in the ground for the casing stones whose remains are still at the top of the pyramid, and the angle 51° 52' ± 2' of the slopes.
www.world-mysteries.com /mpl_2.htm   (7911 words)

 Giza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Pyramid of Khufu [Cheops; c.2585-2560 B.C.E.], on the right, is the largest of the three principal pyramids on the Giza Plateau.
The Pyramid of Khafre [Chefren; c.2555-2532 B.C.E.], on the left, is 448 feet/136.5 meters in height.
The jagged edges of the Pyramid of Khufu [Cheops; c.2585-2560 B.C.E.] reveal the lack of the original smooth veneer of fine Tura limestone.
academic.memphis.edu /egypt/giza.htm   (536 words)

 The Great Pyramids - The Three Great Pyramids
Unlike the pyramid of Khufu, the angle of this pyramid is 53 degrees.
The pyramid of Menkaure or the Third Pyramid is the smallest of the three pyramids.
Although the pyramid was not complete when Menkaure died, his son Shepseskaf took the task to finish the large project.
www.kingtutone.com /pyramids/information   (309 words)

 3e. Pyramids [Beyond Books - Ancient Civilizations]
At 6.3 million tons, the weight of the building materials used in the Great Pyramid at Giza is more than all of the churches and cathedrals built in England combined built since the beginning of the Common Era.
Built in 30 years, the Pyramid at Giza was the tallest building in the world until the beginning of the 20th century.
Accompanying the Pyramids of Giza is, the Sphinx, a gigantic figure of a lion with the head of a pharaoh.
www.beyondbooks.com /wcu81/3e.asp   (746 words)

 Giza, Sphinx, & Pyramids Pg.1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Several pyramids and the Great Sphinx are located on the desert plateau marking the boundary of Giza, a suburb of Cairo.
The specific purpose of these pyramids was to provide a place and means by which the dead Pharaoh would rise to the sky and join with the sun.
The pyramid was also beleived to be the mineral concentration of the suns rays of light.
www.delange.org /Giza_Pyramids_Sphinx/EP3.htm   (188 words)

 ZetaTalk: Great Pyramids
The many pyramids they constructed around the world were more than viewing stations, though they afforded a stable point for star gazing, but were more like erecting a flag is to the countries of Earth.
The aliens who helped erect the pyramids are still influencing the giant homonoids today, which is why their culture is not ready for a Transformation as Earth is, but will be delayed.
The Great Pyramids were not used solely for sighting an incoming object, as their primary purpose was to act as a guidance system for the launches the exiled 12th Planet residents would make to meet their home planet.
www.zetatalk.com /worlds/w36.htm   (740 words)

 Deep Secrets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As one delves into the exterior design details of the Great Pyramid, two striking numerical correlations emerge from the data, and they compel the serious student either to explain these correlations as being nothing more than coincidence or to deal with their implications.
in the Pyramid section); and 2) that twice the perimeter of the Great Pyramid (that is, 377.
Rather, disagreement arises over whether or not the ancient Egyptians had a means by which they could produce the constant known today as the golden ratio, and whether or not they had developed the capability to measure the size of the Earth (and present their findings in degree measurement, no less).
www.sover.net /~rc/deep_secrets   (889 words)

 The Sphinx of Egypt, the Great Sphinx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Great Sphinx is a statue with the body of a male lion with the head of a human.
The Great Sphinx was not 'carved' in the usual sense of the word, rather giant blocks of soft limestone were quarried around the Great Sphinx to give its basic shape.
Egyptologists have long believed that the head of the Great Sphinx was intended to be a likeness of the pharaoh Khafre because of the proposed dates of its construction, the use of the royal headpiece and its physical relationship to Khafre's pyramid.
www.nmia.com /~sphinx/egyptian_sphinx.html   (2011 words)

 The Great Pyramids
The pyramids were covered with a thick layer of limestone and mortar and, thus, higher than today.
Originally, the pyramids that were frequently linked with underground rooms, were built under the the supervision of human beings, who were of extraterrestrial origin.
The Great Pyramid is constructed of almost two and a half million blocks of stone, each weighing at least two tons, with some stones estimated at over fifty tons.
www.karinya.com /newpyrmd.htm   (990 words)

 CULTUREFOCUS: Ancient Egypt. Pictures of Egyptian pyramids and temples.
The Pyramids of Giza epitomize ancient Egypt, but they were the results of a short period of pyramid building during the Old Kingdom.
Great kings such as Tuthmosis III, Amenhotep III and Ramesses II controlled a powerful empire and embarked on monumental building projects that saw mighty cult temples built to honor the gods.
The conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 BC led to a period of rule by the Ptolemaic dynasty from Greece.
www.culturefocus.com /egypt.htm   (1039 words)

 The Great Pyramid - Book References, compiled by Tim Hunkler
Great Pyramid of Gizeh from the Aspect of Symbolism, The
Great Pyramid Passages and Chambers, Vol I and II
Prophecies of Melchi-Zedek in the Great Pyramid and the Seven Temples
www.hunkler.com /pyramids/pyramid_references.html   (624 words)

 Great Pyramid of Khufu - El Giza, Egypt - Great Buildings Online
"Pyramid of Cheops" or "Khufu's Pyramid", near Cairo, the farthest north and east of the famous trio, often the pyramid in back in the classic picture.
For ease of modeling the pyramids, it may be useful to also know the triangular face height for each as measured along the surface instead of vertically.
Great Cities of the Ancient World: The Pyramids and the Cities of the Pharaohs.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Great_Pyramid.html   (364 words)

 Great American Pyramids
Throughout the whole of Yukatan, lie the impressive remains of the Mayan civilisations, with countless pyramids such as those at Palenque, or at Uxmal or Chitzen Itza where is to be found the Temple of Kukulcan, sometimes called "el Castillo".
At Trujillo in Peru, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon date from the Moche period of around 600AD and used 140 million adobe bricks in their construction.
Reaching across the Atlantic to the Canary islands, step pyramids are also to be found on the island of Tenerife where the complex known as the Pyramids of Guimar have been investigated by Thor Heyerdahl.
www.geocities.com /linksatlantis/greatamericanpyramids.htm   (1274 words)

 The Egyptian Pyramids Part 1: The Huge Stones
Rising out of the desert sands, the Pyramids of Egypt stand as a monument to the skill and determination of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ability to get thousands of people to do hard labor for generations.
The pyramids we most recognize today, the smooth ones, were built later.
Historians still don't know how many pyramids were built in all because they are always finding remains of others beneath the constantly blowing sands of the Sahara Desert.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/worldhistory/pyramids1.htm   (208 words)

 Destination: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Of the 10 pyramids at Giza, the first three are held in the highest regard.
Known as the Great Pyramid, it rises about 450 feet (having lost about 30 feet off the top over the years) and covers 13 acres.
Many scholars think the pyramid shape was an important religious statement for the Egyptians, perhaps symbolizing the slanting rays of the sun.
www.cnn.com /TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9705/seven.wonders/pyramids.html   (183 words)

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