World Wonder: A Look At The Pyramid of Giza


Preservation Of The Dead – Pyramid of Giza


Pyramid of Giza, known by everyone as the world’s largest man-made structure is found in the city of Cairo, Egypt. The most important purpose of this construction was to preserve the remains of the dead Pharaohs along with their belongings who ruled the dynasty for their afterlife.

The construction of the magnificent Pyramid of Giza still amuses many people as the pyramid has ramps which run around the structure outside for moving the blocks. The way this pyramid is constructed is still a question mark for the researchers and research is being conducted to study about it.

History Of Pyramid Of Giza

Dated back to 2550 BC, Pyramid of Giza was constructed by the three kings Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure based on Imhotep Step pyramid, the world’s oldest pyramid. The first constructed pyramid was the Giza pyramid by Pharaoh Khufu followed by the second pyramid been built by Pharaoh Khafre. The second pyramid accompanied the Sphinx, a monument made of limestone and represented the Pharaoh’s head and body of a lion. The third monument built by Pharaoh Menkaure is known to the smallest among the three and efforts were made to demolish it but proved unsuccessful because of the efforts and fortune it costs were more than raising the structures.

Construction Of The Pyramid Of Giza

Preservation Of The Dead – Pyramid of Giza
Preservation Of The Dead – Pyramid of Giza

The technology used for the construction of the Pyramid of Giza remains to be unknown to anyone as the building was started by the Pharaoh Khufu who coordinated in arranging materials and workforce required. Not clear but rumored that many slaves were used for the construction of the pyramid. The structures weighted tones and were difficult to transport the materials and involved thousands of labors. The workers employed in the creation of the monuments either were debted or volunteered themselves for this work. During the flood season, the banks of the river Nile would pose a threat to the cultivation, and hence farmers used to engage themselves in the construction work. Both skilled and unskilled labors Egyptians around the world worked on this monument to become a success.

Tomb For The King

Preservation Of The Dead – Pyramid of Giza
Preservation Of The Dead – Pyramid of Giza

The primary reason for this great structure was to serve the purpose as a tomb to the King who was believed to rule the world in the afterlife. His belongings required in his afterlife accompanies the body of the king. It is believed that many people have stolen the artifacts; the pyramid still offers attention for its wealth embedded within it. The materials used in Giza’s Pyramid were mostly granite and limestone in the form of blocks transported from all over the world.

Artwork

The artwork on the walls of the Pyramid of Giza represents the life of that period and their occupation. The work depicts the inscription of the person working in the field, tools used for hunting, their lifestyle, rituals, etc.

The Pyramid of Giza might be considered as a tomb to many, but still, it stands to be the finest artwork of the Egyptians and the life they lived.  

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