Cheops pyramid, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

The Cheops Pyramid, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, is the oldest and largest of the three main pyramids of the Giza Necropolis bordering on what is now El Giza in Egypt.Egypt, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

It is the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one to remain largely untouched. Access to the pyramid is limited to a maximum of 100 people in the morning and in the afternoon and it is forbidden to take photographs inside. The Great Pyramid was built in the XXVI century BC Not everyone agrees on the exact date due to problems of completeness and interpretation of Kings Books, but the most likely completion date is around 2570 BC. The construction of the pyramid, however, lasted for twenty years, its base is square and each side measures 8 plectrums (1 plectrum equal to 29.6 m, so the side would have measured 236.8 meters, quite likely) and the height is equal to side. Herodotus explains that the construction of this building would have been terminated by the use of machines, which raised the stones to the highest areas.Herodotus, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

First, the higher and lower ones were finished. When it was built, the Cheops pyramid was about 146.6 meters high and was, therefore, the tallest building ever built. The pyramid with its golden Pyramidon on the top, under the rays of the sun, had to shine like a giant gem, visible even at a considerable distance.Pyramidon, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

In ancient times, the body of the pyramid was covered with a layer of white limestone blocks of Tura, worked and polished to create a perfect pyramid shape with smooth walls. It was completed by a top, called Pyramidon, which has now disappeared. 

Cheops pyramid, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

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Cheops pyramid, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.