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The Pyramid of Cheops is the largest of the group and indeed the most massive of all the Egyptian pyramids. It is considered that Cheops or Khufu built it. According to Herodotus 100,000 men worked on its construction during 20 years. I'm very doubt of it! The cubic content of this huge structure is tremendous. The base measurement is 227m, the vertical height is 137m, and the angle of inclination is 51°. An estimated 2.4 million blocks were used in the construction. High quality limestone was used for the outer casing, with some of the blocks weighing up to 15 tonnes.
The entrance is by a passage on the north side, which was cut by tomb-robbers some 15m below the original entrance. This narrow tunnel leads into the Grand Gallery to the tomb chamber, containing the open granite sarcophagus.
Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Khufu's Pyramid is the first, and the only survivor.
You may watch my VIDEO-Clip from my personal YouTube channel: 3 min 00 sec Egypt Giza Pyramids 2007
You may watch my Cheops Pyramid high resolution photos on Google Earth in Giza according to the following coordinates 29º 58' 35.80" N 31º 8' 0.42" E
or on my Google Earth Panoramio Cheops Pyramid, Cheops Pyramid 2, Cheops Pyramid 3.
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