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The Pyramid of Cheops

5Probably will not find a man who would not know Egyptian main attraction — the pyramid of Cheops. And the tourists who visited Egypt and not visit the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World, except that you can count on one hand.
The height of the great pyramid of Egypt today — 140 meters and a total area of ​​more than 5 hectares. Pyramid of Cheops is composed of — attention — from 2.5 million blocks of stone! To deliver these blocks to the construction site, the ancient Egyptians had to travel distances of hundreds of kilometers! On the construction of the pyramid of Cheops it took as long as 20 years.
Entrance to the Great Pyramid, like all ancient Egyptian tombs, located on the northern side at a height of about 17 meters. Inside the pyramid there are three burial chambers, and a network of descending and ascending corridors leading to these rooms. For the convenience of tourists multimeter passages equipped with wooden steps and a railing. Lighting in the pyramid conducted, but it is better to grab a flashlight.

Despite numerous studies and excavations, the Pyramid of Cheops keeps a lot of secrets. Thus, for example, still has not managed to find a corridor leading to the chamber with the sarcophagus of the pharaoh.

Next to the pyramid of Cheops was found several boats in disassembled form. Who collected the ship (by the way, on this matter the researchers took almost 14 years) can enjoy everyone.

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