There is a great mystery as to how the Pyramid of Giza was built with precise measurements and details before the end of Pharaoh Khufu’s reign.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is located 10 miles west of Cairo on the northern edge of the Giza Highland. It was built in 2560 BCE making it the oldest of the three pyramids. It stands at 454 feet (138 meters) high which is slightly larger than Lighthouse of Alexandria also in Egypt.
Its base is estimated to about 90,000,000 cubic feet which equals to 13 acres. The slant from the base to the tip is at the angle of 51’ 51’’. The pyramid contains over 2.3 million limestone blocks, each stone can weigh 2.5 ton on average. Each limestone block is placed together with no more than a fiftieth of an inch apart.
How the ancient Egyptian was able to construct this pyramid is outstanding even with modern engineering and scientific methods, people today would not be able to build this pyramid. There have been reports that the Japanese have attempted the construction twice, a two different ways of constructing an 18 meters scale model of the pyramid in the late 70’s early 80’s using the same basic tools as the Egyptians. Although they failed and had to use the technology in the 1970/80, they used jackhammers, bulldozers, trucks, and a helicopter . Not even that worked .
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