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Khufu Pyramid

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Transcript of Khufu Pyramid

What is the Great Pyramid?
Khufu &
The Great Pyramid
By Bridget, Sandra, Sophia & Kanella
The Great Pyramid
How Was The Great Pyramid Built?
Interesting Facts
Inside the Pyramid
A Map Of The Interior Of The Great Pyramid
Bibliography
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/khufu.shtml
http://www.kidsgen.com/wonders_of_the_world/pyramid_of_khufu.htm#eyZ59Tpjmuq5DGkt.99
http://www.nndb.com/people/344/000162855/
http://www.crystalinks.com/gpstats.html
Who was Khufu?
Khufu was the Pharaoh of Egypt who ruled around the 4th dynasty. He was a father of 4 three sons and one daughter. Khufu had a wife called Meretites. He was the son of Sneferu who was a pharaoh before him. Khufu was born c.2620 BC and died on c. 2566 BC . The cause of his death is unknown, and his mummified body has not been located.
The Great Pyramid was built by Pharaoh Khufu and is the oldest and largest pyramid in the Giza plateau. It is the only pyramid to remain intact out of the three pyramids in Giza. It was the largest man-made structure for 3800 years at the height of 146.5m. The pyramid is one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
A hypothesis on how The Great Pyramid was buitlt that the pyramid was built by Khufu and around 100 slaves. It was believed that the Pyramid was built due to the pharaoh's self-admiration. Some people also believe that is was built as Khufu believed that he would remain to be worshiped after his death and so he decided to build a tomb.
Others think that it may have been built to keep his body safe after his death or in honor of him.
-There is so much stone mass in the pyramid that the interior temperature is constant and equals the average temperature of Earth.
-The Great Pyramid is the most accurately aligned structure in existence and faces true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error. The position of the North Pole moves over time and the pyramid was exactly aligned at one time.
-The Great pyramid is also called Khufu's horizon
-The great pyramid is the oldest, among the seven wonders of the world
-There is no writing or hieroglyphics found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza
-If you wanted to visit the king’s chamber you would have to walk down, all the way, bent over
Alignment Of the Pyramid
In the pyramid there where two main chambers- one for the king which was
The three pyramids are a perfect reproduction of the three stars of the Orion belt. The Sphinx lies exactly along the east-west axis of the Giza necropolis, its gaze set perfectly due east. As the rising sun continues to illuminate its face, and travels over the the majestic Sphinx's body. Giving us a sense that there was deep thought and meaning that went into the construction of the Sphinx.
This alignment is in accordance with Duat, the art of placement as it was practiced in ancient Egypt, wherein the structures of the earth are positioned to mirror the architecture of heaven.
Within the Pyramid there is the Grand gallery, which continues the slope of the ascending passage. The great pyramid of Giza contains three burial chambers, the first is called the unfinished subterranean chamber which is under ground and carved into the bedrock. The second chamber is above ground and is called the Queens chamber it is exactly half way between the north and south faces of the pyramid. The Kings chamber is above ground.

It is now illegal to climb the pyramid, but you can go inside. A separate ticket is required to enter each pyramid. Only 300 tickets are sold each day, 150 in the morning and another 150 in the afternoon, after 1pm. Tickets on sale at 8:00am & 1:00pm. No photography is allowed inside the pyramid.
Touring the Pyramid
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