Published: 2016-10-24   Views: 509
Author: Jannymorag
Published in: Travel Tips
Egypt Pyramids: The Most Memorable Destination Worldwide

Most of the people believe and know the Egyptian pyramids as big, impressive and manmade structures that were built long ago in the ancient civilizations. It is also believed that these pyramids served as monumental burial sites where the Egyptian kings, called as Pharaohs were buried. But there is a lot more interesting and less known truths about these fascinating structures and to expand your knowledge on the subject, we have brought to you some unknown and impressive facts:

  • The three pyramids in Giza Necropolis are the most famous amongst the Egyptian pyramids but there are around 140 pyramids been discovered with the Egypt.
  • The oldest Egyptian pyramid is believed to be that of the Pyramid of Djoser that was built in Necropolis in 27 century BC.
  • While the pyramid of Djoser is the oldest of all, the Pyramid of Khufu or the Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest one. The original height of the pyramid was 146.5 meters (481 feet), the current height is 138.8 meters (455 feet).
  • Until the construction of Lincoln Cathedral construction made in 1311, the Great Pyramid of Giza ought to bet eh world’s tallest man made structure. It holds unmatched records of 3871 years.
  • In the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Giza were counted amongst the Seven Wonders of the World and they are the last one still in existence.
  • The estimated number of people involved in constructing the pyramids might have been as many as 100,000 people.
  • The Pyramids of Giza are guarded by the Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue in the world. It is the face of Sphinx which is generally believed to represent the face of Pharaoh Khafra.
  • All the Egyptian pyramids have been built on the west bank of River Nile which, as the site of setting sun was earlier associated with the realms of death as per the Egyptian mythology.
  • Ancient Egyptians buried their nobility within the pyramids with essential burial goods that included everyday objects, expensive items, jewellery and others.
  • The first known architect of Pyramid was Imhotep, an ancient Egyptian polymath, physician and engineer who is considered to be the author of the first major pyramid i.e. the Pyramid of Djoser.
  • As the experts agree on the hypothesis, these pyramids were build from huge sized stones to be carved with copper chisels to form the shape of quarries. Whereas the methods that were used to move and place these stones still remain a matter of speculations and further debates.
  • It is also a proven fact that the techniques used for the construction of pyramids changed and developed over time as the later pyramids were not built in the same way as that of earlier ones.
  • As the era of pyramids ended in Egypt, there was a huge burst of pyramid building in present day Sudan.
  • The Giza pyramids have been precisely aligned against the constellation of Orion, that might have been the intension of builders as the Orion is associated to be with Osiris, the god of rebirth by the ancient Egyptians.

Resource: http://www.sooperarticles.com/travel-articles/destinations-articles/egypt-pyramids-most-memorable-destination-worldwide-1531447.html

Author Bio

Janny Morag is a Travel Guider & a former writer. I love to travel & especially I love to visit Egypt.

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