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 Great Pyramid of Giza is estimated to consist of 2,300,000 stone blocks that weigh anywhere between 2 to 30 tons with some blocks weighing over 50 tons.

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The pyramids were originally covered with casing stones made of highly polished white limestone. These stones reflected the sun’s light and made the pyramids shine like a jewel.


With the casing stones covering the entire pyramid, it could have been seen from the mountains in Israel and maybe even from the moon.

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In spite of the enormous heat outside, the temperature inside the pyramids actually stays relatively constant, around 20 Celsius (60 F).

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It is hard to determine the exact number but the weight of the Pyramid of Cheops is estimated to be about 6 million tons.

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