25 Facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza

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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

      • truth but still smart

        Is it possible that the “stones” were formed in place? i.e cement

  • Chippy

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

    • http://batman-news.com Rahul

      ;) you’d have to contact the aliens in that case

  • 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

        Yes read “Mindless HD” fool. Is that your picture? Nevermind…you have chosen it! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    • 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.

          • FarSight

            Don’t judge someone how they look. Especially when you yourself look like you should be in a sex offenders registry.

          • Bob Sims

            Let’s see, eight months later you show up and tell me not to judge by looks, as you judge me by looks. Can you spell hypocrite?

          • Guest

            Sure, it’s spelled “Bob Sims”, that wasn’t hard at all!

          • Guest

            You’re right, I shouldn’t have made such a childish remark about someone’s appearance, I just feel more confident and superior when I attack other people and put them down. I’m a pathetic bully.

            You’re wrong, my membership in the sex offender registry isn’t due to my looks!

      • 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?

      • Mike

        Hey Bob, don’t extole your assumptions about cannabis here. There is a forum for that, and by stating things that you believe to be apparent, it only makes YOU look like the mental midget. Whether someone is stoned or not has nothing to do with what the topic may be. By the way, it makes you look like a complete asshole, which also is apparent. The pyramids would not have been made without the hemp plant BOB. Get a clue.

    • Aaron Demetrulias

      The first photo may have been taken during one of the equinox’s.

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  • Howard West

    Here are three video links that should
    change your mind about the building of the Great Pyramids

    Dead Sea Scrolls and the Pyramids

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Os5xph1tw

    Stone Art and the Winds of Egypt

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKF5VvbZd3s

    King Tut and the Stone Quarry Conspiracy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzJFuxmepqw

    Author of the E-book Locked Gates ,
    Howard West

    • ko

      hi

    • Egyptian

      Population history of Egypt

      Modern scholars who have studied Ancient Egyptian culture and population history have responded to the controversy over the race of the Ancient Egyptians in different ways.

      Since the second half of the 20th century, most anthropologists have rejected the notion of race as having any validity in the study of human biology.[3][4] Stuart Tyson Smith writes in the 2001 Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt that “Any characterization of race of the ancient Egyptians depends on modern cultural definitions, not on scientific study. Thus, by modern American standards it is reasonable to characterize the Egyptians as “black”, while acknowledging the scientific evidence for the physical diversity of Africans.”[16] Frank M. Snowden asserts that “Egyptians, Greeks and Romans attached no special stigma to the colour of the skin and developed no hierarchical notions of race whereby highest and lowest positions in the social pyramid were based on colour.”[17][18] Additionally,typological and hierarchical models of race have increasingly been rejected by scientists in favour of models of geographical origin.

      It is now largely agreed that Dynastic Egyptians were indigenous to the Nile area. About 5,000 years ago, the Sahara area dried out, and part of the indigenous Saharan population retreated east towards the Nile Valley. In addition, peoples from the Middle East entered the Nile Valley, bringing with them wheat, barley, sheep, goats, and possibly cattle.[19] Dynastic Egyptians referred to their country as “The Two Lands”. During the Predynastic period (about 4800 to 4300BC), the Merimde culture flourished in the northern part of Egypt (Lower Egypt).[20] This culture, among others, has links to the Levant in the Middle East.[21][22] The pottery of the later Buto Maadi culture, best known from the site at Maadi near Cairo, also shows connections to the southern Levant as well.[23] In the southern part of Egypt (Upper Egypt) the predynastic Badarian culture was followed by the Naqada culture. These people seem to be more closely related to the Nubians than with northern Egyptians.[24][25]

      Due to its geographical location at the crossroads of several major cultural areas, Egypt has experienced a number of foreign invasions during historical times, including by the Canaanites (Hyksos), theLibyans, the Nubians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Macedonian Greeks, the Romans (Byzantium in late antiquity/early Middle Ages), the Arabs, the Ottoman Turks, the French and the British.

      At the UNESCO “Symposium on the Peopling of Ancient Egypt and the Deciphering of the Meroitic Script” in Cairo in 1974, the Black Hypothesis met with “profound” disagreement.[26] Most participants concluded that the Ancient Egyptian population was indigenous to the Nile Valley, and was made up of people from north and south of the Sahara who were differentiated by their color.[27] The arguments for all sides are recorded in the UNESCO publication General History of Africa,[28] with the “Origin of the Egyptians” chapter being written by Diop.

      In 1996, the Indianapolis Museum of Art published a collection of essays, which included contributions from leading experts in various fields including archaeology, art history, physical anthropology, African studies, Egyptology, Afrocentric studies, linguistics, and classical studies. While the contributors differed in some opinions, the consensus of the authors was that Ancient Egypt was a Northeast African civilization (although ethnic type was not mentioned), based on Egypt’s geographic location on the African continent.[21]

      In 2008, S. O. Y. Keita wrote that “There is no scientific reason to believe that the primary ancestors of the Egyptian population emerged and evolved outside of northeast Africa…. The basic overall genetic profile of the modern population is consistent with the diversity of ancient populations that would have been indigenous to northeastern Africa and subject to the range of evolutionary influences over time, although researchers vary in the details of their explanations of those influences.”[29]

  • Soangie

    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.

  • qualia

    i will be buliding a pyramid out of clay

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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

      plus with all the technology there is today right?

  • BOB THE BUILDER 123

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  • kymir

    limeston was used to create the great pyramid of giza

  • 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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    I’m using this for a research paper for educational purposes. Thanks for posting this.

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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.

      • EBM

        Because white skinned people are at the top of the world financial institutions and therefore control every aspect of every country, even those with dark skinned puppets. “Give me control over a nation’s money and I care not who makes their laws.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild
        Furthermore, if you control the money AND make the laws, the outcome is pretty predictable.

      • Human Being

        Pretty much surprising, indeed, to see this, excluding thinking about this great art, someone here is totally indulged in distinguishing between the technological skills of people, no matter from which point of time, on the basis of skin color…seems like we should develop an attitude adjustments. Human beings are not responsible for their skin color, it is the gene which is acting in the hindrance, or other factors that contribute to the fact he is black or white. I think there is no intelligence involved in saying black or brown people as puppets or idiots. One should determine whether he is mentally sound before making such comments, irrespective of their skin color for sure

    • 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…

    • Aaron Demetrulias

      Who ever said anything about race? What does race have to do with this? This is a wide belife that the Pyramids were built by a different world, not race. Sounds like someone looking for attention…. Seriously it is people like you that cause racism. Nobody thinks to themselves hey lets cover it up with aliens because we know that black or brown people did this so we as white people could be better…..I am so sure that is what goes through everyones mind. If you had any kind of intelligence at all you would understand that back in that time and era there was no kind of technology that could of made the pyramids so precise. The compass was not even invented that long ago but somehow it sits true north. Please think before you speak. You are embarrising yourself.

    • Foos

      Obviously a racest.. With a big chip on his sholder. You one of those people who thinks the white man is holding you down? Oh your right, we have nothing better to do than put down and hold back minorities. Cry yourself a river build a bridge and get over it… Oh and go to collage. I guarantee its your low education level that’s holding you back not the white man..

      • John Deere

        Hey Foos, if you recommend someone go to college, you may want to spell “collage” correctly. OH, and you spelled racist wrong.

        • foos

          Totally missing the point of my comment. The Pyramid was built by ancient man and I fail to see why color of the builders is important. Color is only skin deep. Unless you think otherwise. Did you read truth and pains random coment about color that I was replying to? Thank you John for proof reading my post. You would make an awesome English teacher.

        • foos

          Sorry John Deere I forgot a ? right after the word otherwise. Just letting you know so when you proof read my reply to your reply you won’t have to reply about the missing ?.. You awesome speller you.

        • Ronald Clifford Williams Sr

          Hey John Deere you did a great reply to Foos!
          Good One!

    • Stuart Yee

      Um…okay. So why is this a color issue exactly?

      I personally believe the pyramids were built by ancient human beings, and whatever their ethnicity, the pyramids are a magnificent specimen of innovative engineering.

      I can also say with 100% certainty that even if you personally happen to be of the same ethnic background of those clever peoples, THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU OR VICE VERSA. In short, get a life.

    • billyboi

      use your head you simple minded prick no dudes in rag dresses and leather flip flops made the pyramids with ropes n logs read the facts the didn’t have the knowledge wake up don’t matter what colour they were truth and pain ha there’s some truth you fucking let down!

    • mr c

      hahahahahahaha ….can u say racist

    • http://batman-news.com Rahul

      bro, it has NOTHING to do with color

    • enlightened

      you are an idiot!

    • Ronald Clifford Williams Sr

      It really doesn’t matter what color of the skin of the people who built the pyramids
      What matters is that we give significance to the people who did it

    • banana

      black and brown people were not the only ones that built the pyramid it was also just normal workers that built it it was just workers from egypt that built it when it was impossible to farm because of the nile flooding so

      SO SUCK IT TRUTH AND PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • trust and pain

      wow onlly black in brown what about white

    • Christopher Obergfell

      lol…too much Kool Aid mate.

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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?

  • tehuti

    that picture is the second pyramid. for @#$%s sake can’t anyone get that right? I mean you go to the trouble of listing all these facts and get the photo wrong. geepers…. how many times…

  • aishwarya

    what stone used for pyramids of giza

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  • Eoin

    You’ve a picture on your site with the title “The Great Pyramid of Giza”. It’s not a picture of the Great Pyramid of Giza. This does not inspire me with confidence in the rest of your findings.

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  • Mike

    “The deeper you dig, the blacker the earth gets”…interesting article, comparable to the Olmec heads found all over the gulf of Mexico, intricate facial features and made of stone that wasn’t even around for 100 miles in the region…Blacks used to be worshipped as Gods its amazing what a few centuries of psychological warfare will do…indeed the biblical prophecy of the “first becoming last”

    • Trace Wikes

      It would surprise you to know that there are plenty of white people in the world who see blacks and every other race as individuals as unique, valuable, and varied as any other. People who see character, and not color. But when you say that in the public; as a white person, you’re still called “The devil” Generations of individuals who have nothing to do with discrimination or oppression will; in the minds of some, remain the enemy for the color of their skin because of acts wholly unrelated to they themselves. Ironic. Perhaps just, yet utterly useless energy spent. Building bridges between both sides of any roaring river is the high road and path to equality. Blacks are individuals. Whites are individuals. The fences need to be let down.

      • FarSight

        Why we ever built that fence in the first place. Very well said :-)

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  • TropicThunder

    How incredible it would have looked with the original limestone casing. So sad it has been removed. Also amazing if true is the mortar substance used, It’s hard to believe they cannot replicate this.

  • lillabo2001@yahoo.com

    I’ve read several places the internal temp of the pyramids was 68F. When I visited I the pyramid of Giza, I thought they’d be cool inside as well, but it wasn’t. It was actually quite warm, and stuffy. I would have loved 68F, as I visited during the summer, and would have enjoyed the coolness to explore the pyramid in.

  • Theoldlady

    It was built by the watchers. Who were the Watchers? Book of Enoch.

  • http://www.waynemcmichael.com Batmanroxus

    Not to mention that the tip is only off from the center of the base by less than 1/2″… Pi and the Golden Ration is woven into it… and you want us to believe that these people couldn’t invent the wheel? No, not buying it:)

    • Trace Wikes

      Nice

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  • banana

    black and brown people were not the only ones that built the pyramid it was also just normal workers that built it it was just workers from egypt that built it when it was impossible to farm because of the nile flooding so

    SO SUCK IT TRUTH AND PAIN!!!!!!!!

  • SawBladePainter

    Dear Mr. Petričević,

    Thank you for the article. I am a fellow writer and interested party such as yourself. I am working on research in the area of astronomical communications. Can you please provide your source(s) for the following claim that you made in this article:

    > > >
    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”.
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    I am researching the topic of the reflected light of the pyramids. It would be most useful if you might be able to provide an academic citation for the source of the calculations that you make reference to in the above excerpt from your article.

    Thank you,

    SawbladePainter

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