Great Pyramid of Giza

Definition

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. It is located on the Giza plateau near the modern city of Cairo and was built over a twenty-year period during the reign of the king Khufu (2589-2566 BCE, also known as Cheops) of the 4th Dynasty.

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Timeline

  • c. 2670 BCE
    The vizier Imhotep designs The Step Pyramid for King Djoser at Saqqara.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2589 BCE
    King Sneferu experiments with pyramid building; creates first true pyramid in Egypt.
  • 2589 BCE - 2566 BCE
    Reign of King Khufu of Egypt during which the Great Pyramid of Giza is built.
  • c. 2560 BCE
    The Great Pyramid of Giza is constructed by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).
  • 2558 BCE - 2532 BCE
    Reign of King Khafre in Egypt; second pyramid complex at Giza completed.
  • 2532 BCE - 2503 BCE
    Reign of King Menkaure in Egypt; third pyramid and complex begun. .
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