Great Pyramid consists of--
2.3 million blocks
5.5 million tonnes of limestone.
8,000 tonnes of granite.
500,000 tonnes of mortar
The Pyramids of Giza were built more than 1,200 years before the rule of King Tut.
The pyramid was completed in 2560 BC and took around 20 years to build.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is 481 feet tall.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest building in the world for 3,800 years!
Lincoln Cathedral building in Lincoln, England completed in 1311, was the first building to surpass the height of the Great Pyramid.
Great Pyramid of Giza is 481 feet tall.
Around 20,000 Egyptians were working to construct the pyramids.
One of the most impressive Great Pyramid of Giza facts is that each of the limestone blocks used to build the pyramid weighs two tons.
Great Pyramid was built by quarrying an estimated 2.3 million large blocks weighing 6 million tonnes in total.
The majority of stones are not uniform in size or shape and are only roughly dressed.
The outside layers were bound together by mortar.
Nowadays the pyramid is about 8 metres (26 ft) shorter than it was when completed, with about 1,000 tonnes of material missing from the top.
The internal structure consists of three main chambers (the King's-, Queen's- and Subterranean Chamber)
There are two entrances into the pyramid; the original and a forced passage, which meet at a junction.
Both the King's and Queen's Chamber have a pair of small "air-shafts". Above the King's Chamber are a series of five Relieving Chambers.