The Great Pyramid of Giza

Oldest 7 Wonders of the Ancient Wonder

The magnificent wonder is an architectural genius, the largest structure In Giza’s Complex. It’s an enduring symbol of Egypt’s rich, powerful and glorious past.

The remarkable Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu) is the largest and oldest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex, bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

This mysterious wonder was built with precise engineering and perfection of design that cannot be rivaled even by modern technology and cannot be replicate it even today. It is estimated that 2.3 million stone blocks weighing an average of 2.5 to 15 tons each were used. The joints between adjacent blocks fit together with optical precision, and strong mortar used is of an unknown origin and defies chemical analysis.

The outer mantle, composed of 144,000 casing stones are all highly polished. The Pyramid cornerstone foundations have ball and socket construction, capable of heat expansion and earthquakes. Mysterious is the method of transportation and assembling. The interior of the Pyramid has three burial chambers – the underground, the queen’s chamber, and the king’s chamber, placed at the center of the Pyramid.

Many theories persist as to the purpose of the pyramid, the most widely accepted is that it was constructed as a tomb for the king. Exactly how it was built, and why – still remains one of Egypt’s biggest mysteries.

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