Where are the pyramids, and why are they so famous ?

The Pyramids, which are the oldest monuments in the world, are in Egypt. They are solid masses of
masonry of enormous size. They are sepulchral monu­ments which are entered in all cases from the north by
a long passage inclining downwards and then upwards to the centre where the sarcophagus chamber is situated.
The great pyramid u Cheops;” named after the king of that title, has a square base each side of which is 768 feet
long. I t is 480 feet high.


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