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The Pyramids of Giza

A Prezi about the Pyramids of Giza

Joe Padera

on 26 October 2010

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Transcript of The Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza By Alexis Aguirre and Joey Padera Q.) Where are the Pyramids of Giza located at?
A.) It is located near the East Bank of the Nile River, in Egypt. Q.) Why are the Pyramids of Giza a wonder?
A.) Created during the Middle Ages, the final list of the Seven Wonders, was the seven most impressive monuments of the Ancient World, and was added to the 7 Wonders of the World for its impressiveness. The Great Pyramids used to be the
tallest building in the world, until the
Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. The Pyramids in Giza are made completely out of limestone, which was mined in Egypt. Each block of limestone could weigh anywhere from
two and a half tons to fifteen tons. There are an estimated 1,300,000 blocks in the pyramid. (fact 4 del when done) The four sides have an angle of 52 degrees. If you attempt to go inside the Pyramid, you will have to bend down all the way till you reach the burial chamber! There is a corridor which ends up at one the great parts of the Great Pyramid, the “Grand Gallery”. Egyptologists say it took around 20 years to build the pyramid and the construction came to an end around 2560 BC. The Great Pyramid, covers 13 acres
at its base. There was one entrance untill the 9th Century A.D., by Khalif El-Mamoun, who was looking for treasure. The Great Pyramids are all
in the shap of a square pyramid. Egyptologists belive tha the Pyramids
were built around 2700-2500 B.C.. The amount of people to visit the Pyramids
in the day are 150 people in the moring and afternoon, which means there is a limit of 300 people per day. The Great Pyramids were used by Aincent Egyptians as burial tombs. The Pyramids were built for Paraohs' to be buried in when they died. The average time it took to build a pyramd was 20-25 years The Pyramids are in the eastern part of Giza. The pyramid is 13 acres at its base, and it is 455 ft. tall. The End Thank You for Watching this Prezi!
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