This legendary building from Ancient Egypt is also known as the Pyramid of Cheops. It was ordered to be built by the fourth dynasty pharaoh so that his mummified body would rest after death. The Great Pyramid of Giza is part of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is the only one preserved today. Great Pyramid of Giza
Contrary to what is often stated, this construction was not carried out by slaves. Although there is some controversy about the techniques employed, surely large levers were used to raise the stones to the next level.
Curiosities that catch your attention
- – The first historical reference about the pyramid is the testimony of the Greek historian Herodotus (this fact is striking, since Herodotus lived two thousand years after the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza).
- – Two and a half million stone blocks were used in its construction, some of which weighed thirty thousand kilos.
- – Its appearance has changed over time, since in ancient times it was coated with limestone and thus produced an impressive mirror effect.
- – In its interior the temperature is constant, more specifically 22 degrees centigrade.
- – In recent researches it was discovered that in the inner chambers there is a great concentration of electromagnetic energy . Great Pyramid of Giza
- – The Roman Pliny the Elder, from the 1st century d. C, referred to the pyramids in a derogatory manner, implying that they were useless constructions and that the pharaohs who ordered them to be built were simple vain rulers.
- – According to a story by Plutarch, when the Greek mathematician and philosopher Thales of Miletus observed the Great Pyramid, he wanted to know its exact height. This initial concern was the origin of Thales’ first theorem.
- – For almost 4000 years, it was the tallest building in the world and this record was surpassed after the construction of the wooden capital of Lincoln Cathedral, in England.
According to the official version, the Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a great pharaonic tomb. However, no remains were found or any definitive clues to confirm this thesis. Great Pyramid of Giza
From this initial doubt , the questions began: for what purpose was it built? What techniques were used? Is it absurd to think that other civilizations were related to its construction? He could have compared the three chambers inside with the heart , the brain and sexual organs? Could the electromagnetic energy of its interior be related to the energy of the universe ? Great Pyramid of Giza