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The Great Pyramid is the most substantial ancient structure in the world and the most mysterious According to prevailing archaeological theory the three pyramids of Giza were built for three kings of the fourth dynasty The Great Pyramids were attributed to Khufu is the largest The pyramid attributed to Khafra is the second largest and that of Menkaura is the smallest of the three The Great Pyramid was originally 481 feet five inches tall and measured 755 feet along its sides Covering an area of 13 acres it is large enough to contain the European cathedrals of Florence Milan St Peters Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Constructed from approximately 25 million limestone blocks that weighed an average of 26 tons each its total mass is more than 63 million tons The Great Pyramid was originally encased in highly polished smooth white limestone and capped Covering an area of 22 acres the white limestone casing was removed by an Arab sultan in 1356 in order to build fortresses in Cairo According to its knowledge the Great Pyramid is mostly solid mass its only known interior spaces is the original entrance the Ascending passage the Grand Gallery a mysterious grotto an equally mysterious subterranean chamber and the two main chambers These two chambers called the Kings Chamber and the Queens Chamber have unfortunately retained the misleading names given to them by early Arab visitors to the pyramid It is an Arab custom to bury men in tombs with a flat roof and women in rooms with a gabled roof The Kings Chamber is 1046 meters by 523 meters It is built of enormous blocks of solid red granite that were transported by a still-unknown means from the quarries of Aswan Within the chamber sits a large lidless coffer of dark black granite estimated to weigh more than three tons When Arab Abdullah Al Mamoun finally forced his entry into the chamber in 820 the first entry since
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