The oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still standing, the Pyramid of Cheops is the most impressive monument of the ancient and modern world for many reasons, discover the epitome of the expression "Pharaonic Work".
How could a group of artisans and peasants carry 2 ½ million stone blocks weighing an average of two tons, and finish a pyramidal structure the size of a forty-floors building in less than 30 years?
This project would be hard to take for any construction company today with all the technological and computer advances to our disposal, so how can we explain that the Pyramid of Cheops was built over 45 centuries ago?
We simply cannot talk about this great pyramid without recognizing that we still do not know exactly how it was built, too many questions remain unanswered. And despite the amount of Egyptologists, mathematicians and experts in the area who have spent decades researching the pyramid, we still have just theories about how it was built. And maybe that is one of its main attractions: the admiration of the unknown.
The pyramids are in Giza Necropolis, surprisingly close to the city of Cairo (12 km), they are a set of three pyramids (Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure) and they dominate the landscape with their sharpe and majestic shape. As you approach the pyramids all those doubts about their construction are eclipsed by the feelings that the amazing stone buildings arouse in you.
With its 139 meter high the Pyramid of Cheops was for Millennium the greatest architectural work built by man. Formerly it was covered by 27,000 polished limestone blocks that should have given the pyramid a shiny aspect that would be visible miles around.
A wise way to become aware of the greatness of this building is surrounding it by walk, the walk will take about fifteen minutes and you will see that it is perfectly oriented to the four cardinal points.
Inside the pyramid there are several chambers with long and narrow corridors with very high ceilings. You can visit the chamber of the king or the queen's chamber and the underground chamber, provided that you are not claustrophobic and do not be too afraid of the dark.
For many reasons we invite you to visit the Great Pyramid, the last wonder of the ancient world.