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25 Facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza

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The Great Pyramid a true masterpiece and has rightly earned the title of a “Wonder”. It was built with such precision that our current technology cannot replicate it. There are so many interesting facts about this Pyramid that it baffles archaeologists, scientists, astronomers and tourists.

  1. The pyramid is estimated to have around 2,300,000 stone blocks that weigh from 2 to 30 tons each and there are even some blocks that weigh over 50 tons.
  2. The Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu are precisely aligned with the Constellation of Orion.
  3. The base of the pyramid covers 55,000 m2 (592,000 ft 2) with each side greater than 20,000 m2 (218,000 ft2) in area.
  4. The interior temperature is constant and equals the average temperature of the earth, 20 Degrees Celsius (68 Degrees Fahrenheit).
  5. The outer mantle was composed of 144,000 casing stones, all of them highly polished and flat to an accuracy of 1/100th of an inch, about 100 inches thick and weighing approx. 15 tons each.
  6. The cornerstone foundations of the pyramid have ball and socket construction capable of dealing with heat expansion and earthquakes.
  7. The mortar used is of an unknown origin (Yes, no explanation given). It has been analyzed and its chemical composition is known but it can’t be reproduced. It is stronger than the stone and still holding up today.
  8. It was originally covered with casing stones (made of highly polished limestone). These casing stones reflected the sun’s light and made the pyramid shine like a jewel. They are no longer present being used by Arabs to build mosques after an earthquake in the 14th century loosened many of them. It has been calculated that the original pyramid with its casing stones would act like gigantic mirrors and reflect light so powerful that it would be visible from the moon as a shining star on earth. Appropriately, the ancient Egyptians called the Great Pyramid “Ikhet”, meaning the “Glorious Light”.  How these blocks were transported and assembled into the pyramid is still a mystery. - http://www.gizapyramid.com/general.htm
  9. Aligned True North: The Great Pyramid is the most accurately aligned structure in existence and faces true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error. The position of the North Pole moves over time and the pyramid was exactly aligned at one time.
  10. Center of Land Mass: The Great Pyramid is located at the center of the land mass of the earth. The east/west parallel that crosses the most land and the north/south meridian that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the earth, one in the ocean and the other at the Great Pyramid.
  11. The four faces of the pyramid are slightly concave, the only pyramid to have been built this way.
  12. The centers of the four sides are indented with an extraordinary degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid, this effect is not visible from the ground or from a distance but only from the air, and then only under the proper lighting conditions. This phenomenon is only detectable from the air at dawn and sunset on the spring and autumn equinoxes, when the sun casts shadows on the pyramid.
  13. The granite coffer in the “King’s Chamber” is too big to fit through the passages and so it must have been put in place during construction.
  14. The coffer was made out of a block of solid granite. This would have required bronze saws 8-9 ft. long set with teeth of sapphires. Hollowing out of the interior would require tubular drills of the same material applied with a tremendous vertical force.
  15. Microscopic analysis of the coffer reveals that it was made with a fixed point drill that used hard jewel bits and a drilling force of 2 tons.
  16. The Great Pyramid had a swivel door entrance at one time. Swivel doors were found in only two other pyramids: Khufu’s father and grandfather, Sneferu and Huni, respectively.
  17. It is reported that when the pyramid was first broken into that the swivel door, weighing some 20 tons, was so well balanced that it could be opened by pushing out from the inside with only minimal force, but when closed, was so perfect a fit that it could scarcely be detected and there was not enough crack or crevice around the edges to gain a grasp from the outside.
  18. With the mantle in place, the Great Pyramid could be seen from the mountains in Israel and probably the moon as well.
  19. The weight of the pyramid is estimated at 5,955,000 tons. Multiplied by 10^8 gives a reasonable estimate of the earth’s mass.
  20. The Descending Passage pointed to the pole star Alpha Draconis, circa 2170-2144 BCE. This was the North Star at that point in time. No other star has aligned with the passage since then.
  21. The southern shaft in the King’s Chamber pointed to the star Al Nitak (Zeta Orionis) in the constellation Orion, circa 2450 BCE The Orion constellation was associated with the Egyptian god Osiris. No other star aligned with this shaft during that time in history.
  22. Sun’s Radius: Twice the perimeter of the bottom of the granite coffer times 10^8 is the sun’s mean radius. [270.45378502 Pyramid Inches* 10^8 = 427,316 miles]
  23. The curvature designed into the faces of the pyramid exactly matches the radius of the earth.
  24. Khufu’s pyramid, known as the great pyramid of Giza, is the oldest and largest, rising at 481 feet (146 meters). Archaeologists say it was the tallest structure in the world for about 3, 800 years.
  25. The relationship between Pi (p) and Phi (F) is expressed in the fundamental proportions of the Great Pyramid.

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Reference:

The Great Pyramid: A Miracle in Stone, 1973, Joseph A. Seiss

Secrets of the Great Pyramid, 1978, Peter Tompkins

Back in Time 3104 B.C. to the Great Pyramid, 1990, S. G. Taseos

The Authorship and Message of the Great Pyramid, 1953, Julian T. Gray, E. Steinmann & Co.

Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid, 1891, C. Piazzi Smyth

http://www.timstouse.com

http://www.gizapyramid.com/general.htm

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  • rockchicks

    I’m doing a SA on the great pyramid of Giza
    so this doesn’t help me

  • fg

    what stone was used for the great pyramid of giza

    • gavin

      limestone

  • Chippy

    I’m a builder, I wish I had the blokes who made that working for me. Building brilliance not building bank balances

  • Mindless HD

    “The four faces of the pyramid are slightly concave, the only pyramid to have been built this way.” — Sorry but this pyramid actually has 8 sides. I hate when people give out false information, even your first photo shows the eight sides of the pyramid. Please correct your article.

    • ^ XD

      Read Fact #12:
      “The centers of the four sides are indented with an extraordinary degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid”…

      Next time, read the ENTIRE article before making stupid comments about what is and isn’t in the article.

      ^”Please correct your article.” …please correct your comment :P

      • Hate Idiots

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    • Water

      8 sides

    • Bob Sims

      I have a very low tolerance for stupid people, starting with your pathetic “Mindless HD” stage name and your pathetic picture of yourself (I assume) appearing to be stoned out of your mind, and ending with stoners that can’t read, so I have included #12 for you to read when you sober up.

      “The four faces of the pyramid are slightly concave, the only pyramid to have been built this way. The centers of the four sides are indented with an extraordinary degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid, this effect is not visible from the ground or from a distance but only from the air, and then only under the proper lighting conditions. This phenomenon is only detectable from the air at dawn and sunset on the spring and autumn equinoxes, when the sun casts shadows on the pyramid. – See more at: http://www.ancient-code.com/25-facts-about-the-great-pyramid-of-giza/#sthash.4D4TJOK5.dpuf

      • john smith

        Stoners that can’t read? Do your research and come to find out the fact that some stoner’s are incredibly smart with college degrees. P.s; they just legalized recreational marijuana use in D.C. last week. Can you tolerate that?

        • Bob Sims

          Look, I was being sarcastic regarding his Cheech & Chong, stoner look. I don’t care he is a stoner, but don’t come into a forum that way, meaning that the objection he made clearly showed that he had not read/comprehended/understood what the author had presented.

      • Guest

        Well its been 8 months sir since he left that comment. Smoke some weed cause your the one who appears to be stupid.

        • Bob Sims

          Depends which side of the fence you are looking from. If the “Reply” button still works, who are you to say what limits are to be placed on the time element?

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  • Howard West

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    hum chippy for one thing you don’t know how to spell things first of all because you spelled blocks wrong and you wrote blokes just kidding just playing.

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  • BOB THE BUILDER 123

    I WONDER HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO BUILD ONE OF THOSE TODAY AND USING THE TECHNIQUES THEY USED BACK THEN.

    • Raymond Popple

      I’d say who ever built them and had them built didn’t care about money. but good question all the same. It would indeed be an immense and costly undertaking.

    • raven king

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  • kymir

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  • Nick Barrett

    I have read that there is some evidence that the pyramid contained standards for measuring instruments such as weights and measuring rods. Does anybody have any evidence which proves this point.

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  • que

    What is inside the other two pyramids? No one ever talks about them .. has no entrance been found?

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  • steve

    Just for accuracy, the coffer would not fit directly through that passage, though some researchers have noted (but not tested) it may have been possible to angle the coffer in. That data has not been checked only speculated. They couldn’t measure the angle because they were out of time.

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  • TRUTH AND PAIN

    IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE BUILT THAT PYRAMID…YES BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE. AND THEY EMLOYED A TECHNOLOGY WHICH FAR SURPASSES MODERN TECHNOLOGY. PRESENT DAY WHITE ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS ARE ARE AT A COMPLETE LOSS HAS TO HOW THE GREAT PYRAMID WAS BUILT, AND MOST ADMIT THAT IT REMAINS THE MOST COMPLEX, SOPHISTICATED AND PRECISELY BUILT STRUCTURE ON EARTH, NOT JUST IN THE PAST, BUT TO THIS VERY DAY. SOME WHITE PEOPLE ARE JEALOUS AND INTIMIDATED BY THIS ACHIEVEMENT OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, AND HAVE BECOME SO DESPERATE THAT THEY HAVE BEGUN TO SAY THAT ALIENS FROM OTHER PLANETS BUILT THEM, OR AT LEAST HELPED THE EGYPTIANS TO BUILD THEM. BUT THIS IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE DESPERATE AND THOSE WHO WRONGLY THOUGHT THE WHITE RACE IS THE ONLY CLEVER RACE ON EARTH.

    • Hate Idiots

      Absolute moron who made this comment. I can only assume this person has an issue with its color. The Egyptians of those time is not nearly the same as today. The anotomy of historical drawings does not resemble black or brown. If your statement was the truth then while modern life very much advange with European (white people) technology and Laws, why are countries where poverty and corruption continues very much related to Black and Brown nations?

      • Benjamin Lathan

        Depends upon what historical time period you’re talking about. I’ve had a white poster claim that portraits of Greeks in Egypt in 200AD–who’s people had been there for 5 centuries at that point–represented what the ancient Egyptians looked like. If we look at the actual probable age of the Great Pyramid we’re looking at 10,500BC. The oldest surviving human representation of what the people looked like–although somewhat altered and destroyed like most earlier physical representations of what the people actually looked like–is the Great Sphinx. Even white forensic scientist admit that it is the face of a black sub-Saharan type……. In the late 17 hundreds, Constantin de Volney stated, “…..on visiting the Sphinx, the look of it gave me the clue to the enigma. Beholding that head characteristically Negro in all its features….this race of Blacks who nowadays are slaves and the objects of our scorn is the very one to which we owe our arts, our sciences and even use of spoken word…” You’re right, Egyptians of those times were not nearly the same as today. They definitely weren’t blond and blue eyed as many European recreations of the image of the Great Sphinx put across. All Western recreations of the Great Sphinx depict it as European. So since race has unfortunately been brought up—your response brings up the question of why you base your opinion of what was possible 12,000 years ago on the modern day theology of white supremacy.

    • raven king

      I think that, they DID help build them because how would they know the exact precise? and plus there a WHOLE universe out there and who knows if were the only ones? and obviously they had to be at least a little dumb to know they were aliens in the first place…

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  • Brunobliss

    If you’re talking about the great pyramid of khufu, why did you use the picture of the Khafre pyramid in the end?

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