Pyramids of Giza Tamzen Quigley
Giza Necropolis • Just outside Cairo • 6 Pyramids in total • 3 of the Pyramids are known as the Great Pyramids. • One of the 7 wonders of the world • The biggest one was finished being built around 2560 BC. • The biggest one is the Pyramid of Khufu, 138.8 metres high
Great Sphinx • The Giza Necropolis also has the Great Sphinx. • The sphinx is a statue with a lions body and human head • 73.5 metres long • 19.3 metres wide • 20.22 metres high • Built between 2558 and 2532 BC.
Great Sphinx • The nose may have been blown off by a cannonball fired by Napoleon’s army.