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Ancient Wonders: The Pyramids of Giza

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The most famous pyramids in Egypt are the Pyramids of Giza, built more than 2,000 years B.C. to shelter and safeguard the souls of Egyptian pharaohs.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza, Egypt

The Great Pyramid of Khufu (center) is the largest, oldest, and the best preserved of the three Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

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In the valley of Giza, Egypt are three large pyramids: the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre, and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb constructed for an Egyptian king.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the largest, oldest, and the best preserved of the three Pyramids. Its enormous base covers approximately nine acres (392,040 square feet). Constructed in about 2560 BC, the Great Pyramid of Khufu is the only surviving monument from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The other Wonders of the Ancient World were:

In 2007, the Pyramids of Giza were also named honorary candidates in a campaign to name New 7 Wonders of the World.

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