Yes. The only one! Begun as a royal tomb in about 2600 BC, the Great Pyramid of Giza (also called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) is the largest of Egypt’s 80-odd pyramids and the only Wonder which has survived to this day. It stood in splendor 2,000 years before any of the other six Wonders were built.

Located outside Cairo, near Giza, the burial tomb of King Cheops is made up of 23,00,000 limestone blocks averaging 2.5 tons each. The total mass of these blocks is nearly 58,40,000 tons and the volume is 25,68,000 cubic meters. Most blocks weigh 2.25 tons, while some would tip the enormous scale at 13.5 tons. The pyramid’s width at the base is 230 meters, thus covering an area of slightly more than 13 acres. This is large enough to enclose 88 Taj Mahals. The original height of the pyramid was 146.5 meters, but with the loss of its apex stones, it is now reduced to 137 meters.

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