Khufu Research Paper

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The great pyramid of Khufu is by far the most famous pyramid in egypt, the biggest, tallest, and most intact. It is one of the "Seven wonders of the world." It is the last one standing. It is built of entirely limestone and consinlered an architectural masterpiece. It contains around 1,300,000 blocks ranging in weight from 2.5 tons to 15 tons and is built on a square base with sides measuring about 230m (775 ft.) covering 13 acreas! Today it is only 137m (455 ft.) high, the 9m (30 ft.) that is missing is due to the theft of the fine quality limestone covering or casing stones, by the Ottoman Turks in the 15 century A.D. to build houses and Mosques in Cairo.…show more content…
The project took around 23 years to complete. Although the pyramid of Khufu was the worlds tallest structure for more than 3,800 years, the only surviving Statue of Khufu is the smallest piece of Egyption royal sulpture ever discoverd. The Khufu statue was only 7.5cm (3 inches) high. There are three known chambers inside the great pyramid. The lowest chamber is cut into the bedrock which the pyramid was built on but not finished. The Queens chamber and the Kings chambers are higher. There is so much stone mass in the pyramid that the main temputure is the average tempurture of the earth. While building their was two limestones used soft limestone and Hard limestone. Khufu was the son of Queen Hetepheres and King Snefru. He was the second pharoh of the fourth dynasty. Khufu came to the throne in his twenties. His full name was Khmum-Khufwy which
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