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Giza Pyramids

The Giza Pyramids is the only remaining wonder from the 7 Wonders of the World list originally created by Antipater of Sidon. Located about 5 miles (9 km) west of the Nile River near the town of Giza, it is the oldest of the wonders.

The Giza Pyramids consist of three large pyramid complexes, the largest called the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and a collection of cemeteries.

The Great Pyramid of Giza, also referred to as the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu, was built between the years 2560-2540 BC. The pyramids were constructed to serve as the resting place for the deceased Pharaohs.

The bodies of the Pharaohs were store there along with items believe essential for activities during the afterlife.