31 Facts on the Egyptian Pyramids You Might Not Know

There are seven wonders of the world today and the pyramids of Egypt are often on the top of the list. Because of their age and the mystery how and why they were built.

Here are 31 Facts on the Egyptian Pyramids you might not know.

Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as the Khufu Pyramid.

The oldest and largest Egyptian Pyramid 

The Pyramid of Khufu is as high as 481 feet. Archaeologists believed that it was the tallest structure in the world for about 3800 years. 

Pointed toward the star Alpha Draconis 

It is said that there is no other star that has aligned with the descending passage since then. 

2 million 300 thousand stone blocks 

Estimated count that make up this pyramid. They weigh from about 2 to 30 tons, the heaviest block weighs just about 50 tons. That is heavier than an elephant. 

Great Pyramid of Giza has a swivel door 

Weighs about 20 tons. On the outside it's very difficult to find because it fits perfectly with the structure.

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