Where are the pyramids in Egypt

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Where are the pyramids in Egypt

The pyramids are located in the north of Egypt near the Giza region on a rocky plateau in the west bank of the Nile River, and it is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and was considered one of the ancient relics of the Memphis region, which was classified with other places as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in 1979 m.

The marvel of building the pyramids of Giza

The question of building the pyramids is a mysterious issue as it has not been answered to the present time, and among the answers is that the ancient Egyptians used a sloping and inner roof of bricks, land, and sand, which increases in length with the height of the pyramid, then stone blocks were pulled over the slope using skis, pulleys, Cranes. It took nearly 20 years to build the pyramids at the hands of 100,000 men, as the Greek historian Herodotus mentioned, but in the late twentieth century, archaeologists concluded that the pyramids were built by 20,000 workers.

Pyramids

There are three pyramids, we will mention them below:

The Great Pyramid

The pyramid of Khufu is the tallest man-made structure until the year 1800 AD, which consists of approximately 2.3 million stone blocks, which weigh approximately 5.75 million tons, and each of its sides is crossed on the directions of the various compasses: north, south, east and west.

Sentry Pyramid

It was built by Khafri Ibn Khufu, which is the second pyramid, and it is located to the southwestern side of the pyramid of Khufu.

The Menkor Pyramid

The third pyramid is the smallest of the three pyramids, and was built at a height of 67 meters by Ibn Khafri Mankur.

sphinx

It is a statue of a fictional creature, possessing the head of a man and the body of a lion, and its height is 20 meters, and its length is 73.5 meters, and it is located in front of the Great Pyramid. Al-Jiri, and it has been revealed from history that it is an example of King Khafra who is the ruler of Egypt between the years 2558-2532 BC, and is the oldest memorial statue in the Republic of Egypt.

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