What’s inside a pyramid?

Pyramids are intricate and mesmerizing triangular monuments with a pointed or converged upper surface. Their base is a polygon or quadrilateral with the sides consisting of a minimum of three triangles. It is about 481 feet tall. making it an enormous sight to see.

Great Pyramid Of Giza:

  • The oldest pyramid in history is The Great Pyramid Of Giza. It is also known as pyramid of Khufu or pyramid of Cheops.
  • According to history, the great pyramid of Giza was built as the tomb for the king of the fourth dynasty of Egypt, the pharaoh Khufu.
  • It is estimated that this pyramid was built in the 26 century BC, and it took approx. of 27 years for it to be constructed fully.
  • There are three majorly known chambers present within the pyramid of Giza.
  • The lowest portion is the bedrock, upon which the base of the pyramid stands. This part of the pyramid still remains unfinished.
  • Next to it comes the king’s and queen’s chambers.
  • This portion of the pyramid contains the granite sarcophagus (A coffin-like box made up of granite, mostly used to keep mummies). They are placed at a higher level in the pyramid.
  • Around the pyramid, for the funeral rites, there are two mortuary temples connected together.
  • The reason for their connection is to provide a private passage to the tomb for the family and court of Khufu.
  • Around it, there are three other small pyramids that are said to be have been made for the three wives of Khufu.

Fun Facts:

  1. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of World.
  2. The structure of the pyramid of Giza, seen today, is just the core structure. A covering of limestone forms around it, which is removed from time to time.
  3. The pyramid of Giza is about 481 feet tall.

Additional Questions:

  1. What is inside a pyramid?
  2. Give details about the fourth dynasty of Egypt.
  3. What is the significance of the Great Pyramid of Giza?

True or False:

  1. Pyramids are circular in shape.
  2. Pyramids are the most recent man-made structure.
  3. The pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world.
  4. The pyramid of Giza consisted of twelve chambers.
  5. The present-day structure of the pyramid of Giza is just the core of its original structure.

Objective Quiz:

  1. Pyramids are ________ in shape.
    1. Triangular
    2. Circular.
    3. Rectangular.
    4. All of the above.
  2. The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as _______.
    1. Pyramid of Khufu.
    2. Pyramid of Cheops.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.
  3. The king’s and queen’s chamber consisted of ________.
    1. Granite sarcophagus.
    2. Water.
    3. Both 1) and 2).
    4. None of the above.
  4. There are _______ majorly known chambers of the pyramid of Giza.
    1. Three.
    2. Five.
    3. Seven.
    4. Nine.
  5. The pyramid of Giza is _________.
    1. 481 feet tall.
    2. 481 cm tall.
    3. 481 inch tall.
    4. 481 meter tall.

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