Building the Great Pyramid of Giza – Now a 3D Tour

Great Pyramid of Giza

It is called Khufu Pyramid because it holds the tomb of Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu, the Great Pyramid of Giza was built around 2550 BC and is the biggest of the Egyptian pyramids. Researchers photographed the pyramid’s three main chambers that were used to create the virtual tour.

The simulated journey starts by entering a tunnel said to have been dug by robbers in 820 CE. Visitors can then explore the King’s chamber at the top of the pyramid, the Queen’s chamber in the middle, and the subterranean chamber.

The story of how this pyramid was created is arguably as amazing as the tour itself. It was made with approximately 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing on average between 2.5 to 15 tons. Originally thought to have been built by slaves, research conducted in the 1990s indicates it was the work of paid laborers.

Remains found in mud-brick graves showed those in the tombs ate a diet rich in meat. These were likely the tombs of workers, as slaves would not have access to meat. The remains also showed signs of medical treatment, including amputation, bone-setting, and even brain surgery.

It’s no wonder the workers required such procedures. Beyond the building, builders had to transport 8,000 tons of granite across grand distances, likely via ox and boat, then pulled on sleds.

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