How big is the biggest pyramid?

Egyptians built more than a hundred pyramid tombs, but the biggest is the Great Pyramid at Giza. Nearly half as tall as the Empire State Building when finished, the Great Pyramid was built from 23 million limestone blocks assembled by a workforce of 20,000 laborers and craftsmen over two decades of construction. It held the title of world’s tallest building for nearly 4,000 years.

There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid. The lowest chamber is cut into the bedrock upon which the pyramid was built and was unfinished. The so-called Queen’s Chamber and King’s Chamber are higher up within the pyramid structure. The main part of the Giza complex is a set of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honour of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu’s wives, an even smaller “satellite” pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid for nobles.


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