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Sunday, June 19, 2011

THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA

It is the one and only Wonder which does not require a description by early historians and poets. It is the one and only Wonder that does not need speculations concerning its appearance, size, and shape. It is the oldest, yet it is the only surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders. It is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

At the city of Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis, and today part of Greater Cairo, Egypt.

When it was built, the Great pyramid was 145.75 m (481 ft) high. Over the years, it lost 10 m (30 ft) off its top. It ranked as the tallest structure on Earth for more than 43 centuries. It was covered with a casing of stones to smooth its surface. The sloping angle of its sides is 54 degrees 54 minutes. Each side is carefully oriented with one of the cardinal points of the compass, that is, north, south, east, and west. The horizontal cross section of the pyramid is square at any level, with each side measuring 229 m (751 ft) in length. The maximum error between side lengths is astonishingly less than 0.1%. The structure consists of approximately 2 million blocks of stone, each weighing more than two tons.





















8 comments:

Jeevan said...

No more to say its wonder!

Dr_JOGA SINGH KAIT "JOGI " said...

babali ji bhugol m padha tha dekha aaj hai ,piramid jo chikitasa ke kaam bhi aata hai thanx

Indrani said...

Great post.

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

सुंदर

Tomz said...

great pictures

BK Chowla, said...

What a post it is. great

Dr Varsha Singh said...

Knowledge full and informative post.

Maheshwari kaneri said...

Informative post.nice pictures..thanks ..