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15 Fun Facts About Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids are an essential part of ancient history from its engineered architecture to being one of the last longing intact seven wonders of ancient world. The more they’re explored by archeologists, the more things become complex to map. Among pyramids found around the world, Pyramids of Giza in Egypt are the most popular destination for tourists and adventurers.

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1. Each stone in Pyramid of Giza is 5-10 tons weighing more than an elephant, kept one over the other 4000 years ago is still a mystery.

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2. Pyramids originally when being built were layered with polished limestone making them to glow in sunlight.

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3. The Great Pyramid of Giza being 481 feet tall was world’s tallest building for about 3800 years.

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4. Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and only remaining wonder of the ancient world.

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5. Around 2.3 million stone blocks have been used in construction of Great Pyramid.

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6. The height of Pyramids have reduced today compared to their time of construction due to consistent erosion over the period of time.

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7. As per the latest research, skilled workers were involved in constructing the Pyramids of Giza, not slaves.

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8. The three pyramids of Giza are aligned perfectly with the constellation of Orion.

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9. The average temperature inside the Pyramids is 20°C even though summers in Egypt could reach upto 46°C.

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10. A super adhesive mortar was used in constructing the Pyramids, the exact set of ingredients used in it is still a mystery.

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11. Sphinx was built after the Great Pyramid to guard it having body made of lion and head of Pharaoh.

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12. The Great Giza Pyramid is situated at the exact center of Earth calculated thousands of years ago.

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13. Most of the pyramids in Giza were built simultaneously.

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14. On average, it took close to 20 years to build a Pyramid with 20,000 manpower involved in it.

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15. Hieroglyphics were carved on papyrus in Egyptian pyramids to decorate them.

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