10 Incredible Facts You Never Knew About The Pyramids

There are very few pieces of architecture that stand the test of time, and no monument has done this as gracefully as the Pyramids of Egypt. These structures are a testament to a truly great civilization and are a part of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are many things that can be learnt by examining these pyramids, offering valuable information about the workings of the Egyptian civilization. This list features 10 interesting facts you may not know about the pyramids.

Constitution Of Giza

It took nearly 2.3 million blocks of stones to put together the Great Pyramid of Giza. Each of these blocks weighed anywhere between 2 tons to 50 tons.

Fictional Hieroglyphics

Many people associate the pyramids with hieroglyphics. There are actually no hieroglyphics found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Shine Crazy Pyramid

In order to make the pyramids shine, the were covered with casing stones made out of highly polished white limestone. The glimmer would occur due to the sun reflecting on the shiny surface.

Labor Misconception

It is a big misconception that the pyramids were built by slaves and prisoners. In reality, these structures were put together by regular paid laborers.

As Bright As A Star

When the casing stones were fully intact on the pyramids, it has been speculated that they could be seen from the mountains of Israel and even from the moon.

Mystery Mortar

The pyramids are still so perfectly preserved because they were made using a special mortar. The mortar made the structure very strong and the true ingredients of the mortar are still unknown.

Intelligent Structure

Due to the innovative way the pyramids were constructed, the temperature inside the pyramids stay nearly constant at 20 degrees Celsius.

Buffer Time

It would have taken the Egyptians at least 200 years to build every pyramid. This means that multiple pyramids must have been built at the same time.

Heavy History

The Pyramid of Cheops is one of the heaviest ones in the world. It is estimated to weigh nearly 6 million tons.

Perfectly Positioned

The Pyramids of Cheops is actually also famous for being the most accurately aligned structure to the north in the world.