HOW WERE THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA BUILT
PROFESSOR MICHEAL VOLPE
Some say that the Pyramid’s are the Seven Wonders of the World. The Pyramids of Giza represent one of mankind’s greatest achievements. The height of the Giza Pyramid is 455.4feet tall. The length of the base is 755.9 feet. The Giza pyramid weighs an astonishing weight of 5.9 million tons. I choose this subject because I found it to be amazing that mankind could build such a massive building without any modern machinery. In this paper I will be reviewing why and how the Giza pyramid was built.
‘What is known as fact is that The Great Pyramid was built by the pharaoh Khufu and it’s construction was supervised by his vizier Hemiunu, beginning in about the year 2580 B.C.’(ehow.com) It is believed that the Giza Pyramid was built as a burial tomb for the pharaoh Khufu The Giza pyramid is believed to have three burial chambers. The chambers are referred to as the King’s Chamber’ The Queens Chamber and the Unfinished Subterranean Chamber. The pyramid also had passages that went underground into the pyramid. The passageway decended 191 feet through the pyramid and into the underground
Now that we know why the Giza Pyramids were built lets explore how the pyramids were build. I have discovered through extensive reasearch from many different sources that nobody really knows how the Pyamids were built. Although there are many therioes on how they were built. I will share some of the many therioes with you. Remember when the pyramids were built the wheel had not been invented yet. It is believed that the stones were removed from the quarries using stone and copper tools. The most accepted theories of the construction of the pyramids is that the pyramids were built by moving stones from a quarry via a system of pullys, ropes, sleds, animals and human strength. It was believed that over 100,000 thousand worked on the pyramids over a period of 20 to 30 years. It was therorized that the...