|19th century stereopticon photograph of the Great Pyramid of Giza|
The oldest of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza was built between 2540 and 2560 BCE. It is also known as Khufu’s Horizon, after the 4th Pharaoh whose tomb Egyptologists believe the structure was intended to house. Standing at 481 feet, the Great Pyramid was the word’s tallest manmade structure from its inception until it was surpassed by the Lincoln Cathedral, in England, in 1311 ACE.
The Great Pyramid of Giza has impressive interior structures: the King’s Chamber, the Queen’s Chamber, an unfinished subterranean chamber, and the Grand Gallery (pictured above).
|©Nina Aldin Thune|
The Great Pyramid’s splendor continues to attract tourists year-round.