Most people just know the Egyptian pyramids are big, impressive structures built very long time ago in the Ancient Egypt. It is also generally known that the pyramids served as monumental burial sites where the Pharaohs, the Ancient Egyptian kings, were buried. But in fact, there is a lot more interesting things and little known curiosities about these fascinating structures. To expand your knowledge on the Egyptian pyramids, check out these 25 fascinating facts about Egyptian pyramids you may not know.
20. The estimates of the number of workers involved in the construction of the pyramids differ significantly but it might have been as many 100,000 people.
15. While experts usually agree on the hypothesis – that the pyramids were built from huge stones carved with copper chisels from stone quarries – the methods used to move and place the stones remain the matter of further debates and speculations.
10. The Great Pyramid of Giza is estimated to consist of 2,300,000 stone blocks that weigh anywhere between 2 to 30 tons with some blocks weighing over 50 tons.
5. The Pyramid of Cheops was built to face true north. In fact, it’s the most accurately aligned to north of any structure in the world. Despite being made millennia ago, the pyramid still faces that direction with just a minimal error. However, this is because the North Pole shifts over time, which means at one time, the pyramid was spot on.
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