Tourism in Cheops Pyramid

Tourism in Cheops Pyramid.
Cheops is the Greek name given to King Khufu and it means 'He who Protects me". It was King Cheops who chose the Giza Plateau (to the north of Dahshur) to begin the construction works of his own pyramid complex. Virtually, the Pyramid of Khufu –which stands over an area of nearly 13 acres– was an astonishing leap forward. The Great Pyramid contains about 2,300,000 blocks of stones weighing on average between 2.5 to 15 tons, all of which are of white Tura limestone. On the other hand, the large granite beams (parts) roofing the King’s chamber and the stress-relieving chambers above it have been estimated to weigh from 50 to 80 tons. Like the pyramids built by Sneferu, the Great Pyramid consists of casing and core stones laid in horizontal courses, with packing blocks in between. A...Read More

Tourism in Cheops Pyramid

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