This is the largest pyramid on earth. It was built by King
second king of the 4th
dynasty around 2600 BC.
Its building lasted for about 20 years and a number of about
2.5 million stones were used in its construction. Its original
height was 146 meters (480 feet) and but is now 137 meters
(450 feet) high. It is built on 13-acre area. Like the other
pyramids, this one was cased but lost its case by time.
The interior of the pyramid is interesting though simple.
Ventilation is good as designed by ancient builders. The pyramid
has three chambers, the queen's, the Grand Gallery and the
king's chamber. They are connected together with narrow tunnels.
Though the pyramid was supposed to be protected against theft,
only the royal sarcophagus
To the east of Khufu's pyramid are small pyramids of his wives