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THE PYRAMID OF GIZA Mystery means something that is puzzling unknown or unexplained Wonder means to feel curiosity about or to have a feeling of awe or admiration One of the themes of mystery and wonder is clues from the past Clues from the past allow us to study what happened in the past The topic that I chose the Pyramid of Giza fits with the theme of mystery and wonder because the pyramid is puzzling some parts of it are still unknown and it is still not understood how this great pyramid could have been built so many centuries ago The pyramid causes people who study it see it or explore it to be amazed and full of wonder The great pyramid is truly a mystery and amazing LOCATION The pyramid is located at the city of Giza in Cairo Egypt HISTORY The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the Seven Wonders of the World It is the only survivor of the seven ancient wonders The pyramid was built by the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu The pyramid was built as a tomb for Khufu The pyramid was built around the year 2560 BC The pyramid is believed to have been built over a 20 year period DESCRIPTION Its original height was 1466 meters 48096 feet Its current height is13875 meters 45521 feet - over the years the pyramid has lost 10 meters 30 feet off the top It was ranked the tallest structure for more than 43 centuries The length of each side is 23037 meters 7448 feet The pyramids estimated volume is 2521000 cubic meters Each side is oriented with one of the cardinal points of the compass - north south east and west The structure consists of approximately 2 million blocks of stone each one weighing more than two tons
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