37(f) Pyramids, pyramids & more pyramids
I know that you are familiar with the three major pyramids at Giza, but did you know?:
- When the “Great Pyramid” is displayed on TV it is most often not the Great one. What you usually see is the next largest, The Pyramid of Khafre, also known as the Pyramid of Chephren (the one with a portion of the granite cover stones still showing near the top).
“The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.”
- There are actually at least 10 pyramids at Giza
- There are 118 pyramids in Egypt, but that pales in comparison to Guatemala that has approximately 350. If you combine the Yucatan of Mexico and Central America there are nearly 1,000!
- Ancient pyramids exist in the following countries: Canary Islands – Spain– Greece – Sudan– Egypt– Peru– Brazil– Bolivia– Japan– Guatemala– Mexico– Indonesia – Tahiti– Western Samoa– Kazakhstan– England– Italy– Nubia– Turkey– Bosnia
- The great pyramid at Giza is the largest in the world, not. The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl in Mexico was huge, see artist rendering below. In its final form it measured 400 by 400 metres (1,300 by 1,300 ft).