The Pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt.
The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the largest structures ever built. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
Who built the pyramids?
Most historical books depict the pyramid builders as slaves. Although it has been documented that ancient Egyptians employed slaves or servants, modern archaeological research shows that Egyptian workers actually constructed the pyramids.
When were they built?
The first known pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, has been dated to around 2630 B.C during the third dynasty, and most of the larger pyramids, including the Pyramids of Giza, were constructed shortly after, with the Great Pyramid being built around 2530 B.C.
How were they built?
Archaeologist believe the limestone blocks were quarried and shaped using copper chisels, the hardest metal known to the Egyptians at that time.