The Great Pyramids is the oldest of Seven Wonders .
Of the world, also the only ones that still exist. They are also known as the Pyramids of Giza. It is very remarkable how the Egyptian builders built The Great Pyramids, and it is quit unbelievable knowing they did not have that many tools or technology as we do today. All part of The Great Pyramids is the pyramid of King Khafre, the pyramid of King Khufu, pyramid of King Menkure, and The Great Guardian Sphinx. I believe the most important and interesting aspects of the Great Pyramids is the way they were built, the inside of the pyramids, and the Guardian Sphinx.
The Great Pyramids were built in a span of .
seventy-five years. With great intelligence and .
teamwork the skilled Egyptian builders were able to .
build these pyramids. The first and oldest pyramid .
that was built, was King Khufu's. After King Khufu's .
death his son King Khafre and grandson King Menkure built two additional but smaller pyramids, complete .
with passageways and tombs. Each of the three pyramids had smooth sided shapes. They all had an outer casing of carefully dressed stone. That disappeared over time but little remains at the top of The Pyramid of Khafre. The pyramids were built 4,500 years ago as tombs for the Old Kingdom Pharaohs. The largest pyramid is The Great Pyramid of Khufu. This great pyramid covers about thirteen acres of land and was originally about 480 feet high. It contains over two million limestone blocks, each weighing over two-and-a-half tons. Each stone was carefully worked. They had smooth edges and they were leveled off to make sure that each stone was perfect for placing on top of each other. Then the blocks were specially marked. Some marks directed were the blocks go, some marks said "This side up." Then some carefree builders marked a daring message: "How drunk is the king." The builders couldn't believe that they had to build this great pyramid.