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Old February 3rd, 2013, 07:19 AM   #101
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- THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA & THE SPHINX -



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The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the oldest and sole remnant of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Over 2 million blocks of stone were used to construct the pyramid, during a 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. The pyramid is 230 meters (755 ft) in length and an awe-inspiring 139 meters (455 feet) high (originally 146.5 meters or 480.6 ft). So in the end, after reviewing all the biggest pyramids the Great Pyramid of Khufu remains the largest pyramid ever built.



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The Pyramid of Khafre is the second largest pyramid at Giza, after the Great Pyramid built by Khafre’s father Khufu. It appears to be slightly larger however as it is build at a higher elevation. The pyramid has a base length of 215.5 meter (706 ft) and originally rose to a height of 143.5 meter (471 ft) but is now 12 meters shorter. The most distinctive feature of Khafre’s Pyramid is the topmost layer of smooth stones that are the only remaining casing stones on a Giza Pyramid

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Red Pyramid Built by Pharaoh Sneferu, the Red Pyramid is the world’s first successful attempt at constructing a true pyramid. The pyramid measures 220 by 220 meters (722 ft) and is 104 meters (341 ft) high. It was the largest pyramid in Egypt until the construction of the Giza pyramids. What really makes the Red Pyramid special today is the lack of crowds that plagues the Giza Plateau and the comparatively unregulated interior access.

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The world's first high-rises!!
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 07:28 PM   #102
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These aren't highrises. If these are, you could say the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument are highrises too. But it isn't.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:19 AM   #103
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This would have been the world's tallest pyramid...
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #104
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What the hell is that, its horrible.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #105
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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #106
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That was a project in Japan, called Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid.. (730m)
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Old February 5th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #107
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This would have been the world's tallest pyramid...
Does it ever have a hope of getting built?
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Old February 5th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #108
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Not my hope, even Sky City 1000 was better for Japan.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 04:25 AM   #109
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These aren't highrises. If these are, you could say the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument are highrises too. But it isn't.
The Great Pyramids of Giza could be considered the first high-rise buildings because they contain(ed) human occupants, albeit dead.

The Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument are not buildings as they were never the residence of human occupants.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:00 AM   #110
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The pyramids were also constructed thousands of years before newcomers like the statue of liberty...which makes them all the more awe-inspiring.
To reach that height, with such a massive building, four THOUSAND years ago, is just simply mind-boggling.
Imagine the awe they must have inspired in the common people of the time!
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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:10 AM   #111
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The Great Pyramid of Giza was built to a height of 147 m in 2540 BC, more than 4500 years ago!
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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:48 AM   #112
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Here is a pyramid in Los Angeles, or more accurately in a suburb of Los Angeles, Long Beach.


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And the massive pulley/cart system that they used to build the pyramids is astounding!
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #114
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trans American pyramid is the most beautiful pyramid i had ever seen among all the other pyramids
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Old February 6th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #115
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The worlds tallest pyramid!

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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #116
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I thought pyramids had equal sides.
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You are so clever Tim!
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Old February 7th, 2013, 02:02 AM   #118
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Old February 8th, 2013, 07:07 AM   #119
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Here is a pyramid in Los Angeles, or more accurately in a suburb of Los Angeles, Long Beach.


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You can't consider Long Beach as a suburb, it is a city situated in Los Angeles COUNTY.
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