The Pyramids of Giza are a popular attraction for the world at large. They stand for ancient Egyptian civilization’s best and most archetypal work. Together with the Sphinx, they simply embody ancient Egypt.
The Giza Plateau, Cairo
Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
It was originally 146 m (479 ft) high but now stands a still impressive 137 m (449 ft).
It contains over 2 million blocks of stone all were established with manual labor.
Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren)
The Giza Pyramid of Khafre is smaller than the Pyramids of Cheops but appears slightly larger than it from a few angles because of a better position on the plateau.
Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus)
The Giza Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the Giza Pyramids and stands just 62 m (203 ft) high (originally 66.5 m).