Malachi LonnonWorld GeographyMr. Carr17 January 2018WONDERS OF THE WORLDGREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA & THE GREAT SPHINX Mr. and Mrs.
Martin I hope I can make your decision to go to The Great Pyramid of Giza on your summer vacation this year in my essay, thank you two for reading my essay hope you Enjoy it. The Great Pyramid of Giza is located in Egypt in the northeastern part of Africa, in the city of Cairo (when you go be sure to bring a canteen). The Great Pyramid of Giza considered a wonder because it is the only mountain of the ancient world still left standing. The Great Pyramid of Giza was man made, it was built by pharaoh Khufu. There are many theories talk as to the purpose of the pyramid, the most accepted understanding is that it was constructed as a tomb for the king.
Exactly how it was built, however, still confuses people in the modern day. The theory of ramps running around the outside of the structure to move the blocks into place has been largely discredited.The construction was 2580 – 2560 B.
C. its base is approx. 230.34 metres and approx. 55,000 square meters (it is really big). Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza is mummies and all the things they thought they needed to go to the after life such as boats, food, money, and armor.
The Great Pyramid of Giza’s function is tombs and monuments. You can visit in the city on the outskirts of where The Great Pyramid of Giza is they have tours, cruises, and restaurants. There is also The Great Sphinx you can visit, it is the most recognized statue in all of ancient egypt.
The statue has a woman’s head with a lion’s body it’s Egypt in the northeastern part of Africa, in the city of Cairo. It’s a wonder because people don’t know whether it is a african or european woman, and it was created in 2566-2588 b.c. by Djedefre. It’s functions is a monument to show how little we know about the abilities of our ancestors.he statue was never known as ‘the sphinx’ by the ancient Egyptians. The word sphinx is Greek and was given to the Egyptian sculpture of Giza. The sculpture has gone through erosion for many many years there are traces of the original paint it is said that it was dark red.
Part of the uraeus, the nose, and the beard are all missing from the sculpture. The pharaoh had a dream that the great beast was choking from the sand stuffed it, and that it told him if he cleared the sand he would obtain the crown of upper and lower Egypt.When you go to the Great Pyramid of Giza and Sphinx make sure you two bring the proper clothing when you two go. I thank you two for reading my essay and I hope I persuaded you to go to the Great Pyramid of Giza.Works CitedHaughton,Brian. “The Mystery of the Great Sphinx” June 01, 2011 Owen, Jarus. “How Were the Egyptian Pyramids Built” June 14, 2016