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5 Biggest Ancient Pyramid of The World
The great pyramid of Giza at night
Largest Pyramids in the World – Ancient pyramids were built in various shapes and sizes. In Egypt, the pyramids serve as the tombs of the kings. In addition, the Pyramid was also used to hide the king’s treasures like jewelry, artifacts, and other valuables. Here are the five biggest ancient pyramids in the world.
1 . The Great Pyramid of Khufu
Largest Pyramids in the World -The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the oldest heritage and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. More than 2 million stone blocks were used to build these pyramids for 20 years, around the year 2560 BC. This pyramid has a length of 230 meters and 139 meters high.
2 . Pyramid of Khafre
The pyramid of Khafre is the second largest of the pyramid of Giza, after Khufu Pyramid, which was built by Khafre ‘s father, Khufu. This pyramid has a length of 215.5 meters and 143.5 meters high early, but now it becomes 12 meters shorter. The most distinctive feature of the Pyramid of Khafre is the most upper layer which is made from smooth stone.
3 . Red pyramid
Red Pyramid was built by Pharaoh Sneferu. This pyramid has a length of 220 meters and 104 meters high. The red pyramid had become the largest pyramid in Egypt until the Pyramid of Giza was constructed. This pyramid is also called as North Pyramid and this is the largest of the three major pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis.
4 . Bent Pyramid
Just like Red Pyramid, Bent Pyramid is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located at the royal necropolis Dahshur, approximately 40 kilometers south of Cairo. This pyramid was built under the Old Pharaoh Sneferu Kingdom ( about 2600 BC ). It was the second pyramid built by Sneferu and has 101.1 meters high.
5 . Pyramid of the Sun
Largest Pyramids in the World -The pyramid of the Sun is the largest building in Teotihuacan and one of the largest in Mesoamerica. Found along the Avenue of the Dead, in between the Pyramid of the Moon and the Ciudadela. This pyramid height reaches 71.2 feet and was built in two stages.
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