The pyramids of Egypt have fascinated people since time immemorial. The finest of these are the pyramids of Giza located on the outskirts of Cairo. The Great Pyramid. It is the only one among the “seven wonders of the ancient world still standing.
One of the most famous visitors t the pyramids of Giza was Napoleon Bonaparte. He was spellbound when he saw the Great Pyramid. He asked to be left alone for one night inside the King’s Chamber which is located 140 feet above the gound inside the great Pyramid. When he came out the following morning he looked visibly shaken and refused to talk about it. Years later on his death bed when somebody asked him what had happened then he replied ” no what’s the use you’d never believe me”
Orthodox Egyptologists say that the Great Pyramid was built circa 2500 B C as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.
Until 1889 it was the tallest building in the world The Eiffel Tower which came up in Paris later that year surpassed its height. The entrance through which the visitors get into the great Pyramid today is not the original approach. They make their way through the gaping hole which Caliph Al Mamoun had made when he broke in 820 A D
A different view has been emerging the Great Pyramid is surely not just a tomb if at all a tomb Incidentally no mummified body has ever been found inside it.
An earthquake that shook Egypt in the 13th century loosened the limestone casings on it. these were then stolen by the Arabs who used it to build several mosques in Cairo.
According to the Belgian author Robert Bauval the layout of the pyramids of Giza mirrors the pattern of the three stars in the constellation of Orion as seen in the sky in 10500 B C. Only 300 people are allowed to go inside the Great Pyramid on any given day