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The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a huge pyramid built by the Ancient Egyptians. It stands near Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain mostly intact. It was the tallest building in the world for over 3 thousand 800 years.The pyramid was built for Khufu, an Egyptian pharaoh. It was perhaps built by Khufu's vizier, Hemiunu.[1]

Scientists found out that the Great Pyramids of Giza were not built by slaves, but normal people who got paid for working. Their graves were found near the pyramid itself in 1990.[2]

The great pyramid of Giza was made from 2.3 million limestone blocks and granite. The pharaoh's body was placed in the heart of the pyramid, but when the archaeologists looked for the body it was missing.