How big are the Great Pyramids?

Answer The Great Pyramid is one of three pyramids on the Giza Plateau near Cairo, Egypt. It is also known as the pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, after the pharaoh who commissioned its construction. The 481-f... Read More »

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How old are the Great Pyramids?

According to the BBC website, the first pyramid, the Step Pyramid, was built in 2600 B.C. by King Djoser. The Great Pyramid was built in 2500 B.C. by King Khufu. The Encyclopedia Smithsonian report... Read More »

Can you see the great pyramids from space?

The Great Pyramids of Giza, including that of Pharaoh Khufu, his son Khafre and Khafre's son Menkaure, are viewable from space. Astronauts are always interested in observing historic human creation... Read More »

How tall are the Great Pyramids?

The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is 481 feet (147 meters) tall. Its companion pyramids, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure, are 471 feet (144 meters) and 213 feet (65 meters), resp... Read More »

When were the Great Pyramids built?

There is debate amongst scholars over exactly when the Great Pyramid of Giza and its two companion pyramids were built, but it is certain that they were built during the so-called Old Kingdom perio... Read More »