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Giza
Introduction

1. Pyramids of Giza

2. Khufu (Cheops)

3. Inside

4. Solar boat and pits

5. Queen's pyramids

6. Khafre (Chephren)

7. Inside

8. Mortuary Complex

9. Menkaure (Mycerinus)

10. Inside

11. Views from the top

12. The Sphinx

13. Sphinx Temple

14. Mastabas

15. Seshemnufer 4

16. Neferbauptah

17. Iymery

18. Tomb of Khentkawes

19. The modern city

20. House boats

21. Roberts' Giza

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Khufu Pyramid

Khufu Pyramid, Giza, Egypt


Khufu Pyramid, Giza, Egypt

Khufu Pyramid, Giza, Egypt


Khufu was a pharaoh of the 4th Dynasty and ruled for 24 years, from 2589 until 2566 BCE. For more information check the the Encyclopaedia: Khufu,
The largest pyramid in the world is Khufu' (Khufu), built almost 4,600 years ago. It's made up of 2,300,000 blocks, with the average weight of 2.5 tons. Some stones weigh up to 15 tons. It was originally 146.5 metres high (before the casing stones were removed), and 230 metres along the base.
The Khufu can have more to come. In 1993 German scientists accidentally discovered a new chamber in the pyramid, a chamber untouched by thieves. As a corridor to this chamber will have to be made, it's not sure if it ever wil be opened. As the content is still undisclosed one could imagine. It is known that the architects of pyramids made a great effort to hide for grave robbers, confusing them into believing that they had found the true tomb. Perhaps the new chamber actually could be the tomb of Khufu.
Khufu Pyramid, Giza, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen