The most famous of the Egyptian pyramids are the pyramids of Giza, and most of us only know of these three pyramids found in Giza: Cheops, Khafre, and Mikerinos. The pyramids of Giza are intended to stand forever, and they were designed that way. Indeed, the pyramids have been standing for thousands of years.

The construction of these monumental tombs, which were built during the Old Kingdom period in Egypt, dates back to about 4500 years ago. It was believed that after the death of the Egyptian pharaohs, they would turn into gods in the next world. For this, temples were erected to the gods in order to prepare the pharaoh for the next world, and huge pyramids were built for the pharaohs. Inside these pyramids are everything the pharaoh might need in the next world.

The first Giza pyramid It was built around 2550 BC for Pharaoh Cheops, also known as Pharaoh Khufu. This pyramid is also called the great pyramid and is the largest known pyramid of Giza, its length is 147 meters. It is estimated that about 2.3 million stone blocks were used in its construction, and each one weighs between about 2.5-15 tons.

Pharaoh Khafre, son of Pharaoh Cheops, ordered the construction of the second pyramid of Giza, which was in BC. It was built around 2520. In the mausoleum of Khafre, there is also a gigantic statue made of limestone called the Sphinx, whose body is depicted as the head of a lion and the head of the pharaoh. It is thought that the Sphinx was guarding the tomb of Pharaoh Khafre.

The third and last pyramid of Giza is the smallest of the first two. This pyramid, built in the name of Pharaoh Mikerinos, dates back to BC. It was erected around 2490 and is a more complex mausoleum.

Each of these gigantic pyramids is actually part of a large complex, which includes a temple, palace, solar boats and some different structures. These structures include the small pyramids, which were the tombs of the wives and servants of the pharaohs.