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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is generally believed the Great Pyramid was built as the tomb of Fourth dynasty Egyptian king Khufu (also known under his Greek name Cheops and believed to have reigned from 2606-2583 BC), after whom it is sometimes called Khufu's Pyramid or the Pyramid of Khufu. Traditionally, the architect of the pyramid was Hemon, a relative of Khufu.
Believed by mainstream egyptologists to have been constructed in approximately 20 years, the most widely accepted estimate for its date of completion is c. 2580 BC. This date is loosely supported by archæological findings which have yet to reveal a civilization (of sufficient population size or technical ability) older than the fourth dynasty in the area.
At construction, the Great Pyramid was 280 Egyptian Old Royal Cubits tall (146.5 metres or 481 feet), but with erosion and the theft of its topmost stone (the so-called pyramidion) its current height is 455.21 ft, approximately 138.75 m
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