25 Fascinating Facts About Egyptian Pyramids You May Not Know

Most people just know the Egyptian pyramids are big, impressive structures built very long time ago in the Ancient Egypt. It is also generally known that the pyramids served as monumental burial sites where the Pharaohs, the Ancient Egyptian kings, were buried. But in fact, there is a lot more interesting things and little known curiosities about these fascinating structures. To expand your knowledge on the Egyptian pyramids, check out these 25 fascinating facts about Egyptian pyramids you may not know.

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The estimates of the number of workers involved in the construction of the pyramids differ significantly but it might have been as many 100,000 people.

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The Giza pyramids are guarded by the Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue in the world. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the face of the Pharaoh Khafra.

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All Egyptian pyramids were built on the west bank of the River Nile, which as the site of the setting sun and was associated with the realm of the dead in Egyptian mythology.

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The Ancient Egyptians buried their nobility in the pyramids with burial goods that ranged from everyday objects to the most expensive items such as jewelry. They believed the dead would use it in the afterlife.

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The first known pyramid architect was Imhotep, an Ancient Egyptian polymath, engineer and physician. He is considered the author of the first major pyramid – the Pyramid of Djoser.

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