January 6, 2016

The Egyptian Pyramids

The pyramids in Egypt are the most famous in the world, although they exist in other places, too. People travel from all over to learn about the history of the pyramids and see them up close and in person. We learned all kinds of cool facts about the pyramids on our trip!

Did you know…

Wyatt in Egypt

  • More than 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt so far.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest Ancient Wonder of the World. It is also the largest pyramid and is 455 feet tall. (That’s 150 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty!)
  • The pyramids are giant tombs. Bodies buried there were mummified to preserve them. Valuable jewels and other items were also buried in the tombs.

Wyatt on Camel

Gannon in Egypt

  • All the pyramids were built on the west bank of the River Nile.

Egypt Sphinx

  • The pyramids of Giza are guarded by the Great Sphinx. It is the largest monolith statue in the world. “Monolith” means it was carved out of one huge rock.
  • On average, each pyramid took about 200 years to build, though historians have noted that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built over a span of 20-30 years.

ATVing in Egypt

Did you study the pyramids in school? Leave a comment and tell us some of your favorite facts about Egypt.