Michael A. Stecker



This entrance to the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) led me to the pharaoh's simple funerary chamber. This is the oldest and largest of the pyramids.  It was built around 2690 B.C. and is the largest stone structure in the world consisting of 2.5 million tons of stone. There are about one million stones with an average weight of 2.5 tons each. Napoleon said that its cubic content
was enough to build a wall ten feet high and a foot thick entirely around France !



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