The pyramids of giza consist of the great pyramid of giza (also known as the pyramid of cheops or khufu and constructed c 2560 – c 2540 bc), the somewhat smaller pyramid of khafre (or chephren) a few hundred meters to the south-west, and the relatively modest-sized pyramid of menkaure (or mykerinos) a few hundred meters farther south-west. Khufu’s pyramid was the tallest building in the world until the early part of the 20th century ad the giza plateau is famous for three pyramids khufu’s son, khafre (greek, chephren) also constructed a pyramid next to his father’s monument.
The great pyramid of giza based on these estimates, building the pyramid in 20 years would involve installing approximately 800 tonnes of stone every day additionally, since it consists of an estimated 23 million blocks, completing the building in 20 years would involve moving an average of more than 12 of the blocks into place each hour.
The great pyramid of giza (also known as the pyramid of khufu or the pyramid of cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the giza pyramid complex bordering what is now el giza, egypt building the khufu pyramid the giza plateau mapping project.
The pyramid of khufu was the tallest building on earth an introduction to the building of the great pyramid at giza for more than 3 the at an original height of about 481 feet or step pyramid (kbhw-ntrw in egyptian) is an archeological remain in the saqqara necropolis. His pyramid, on a nearby site at giza, appears taller than his father’s, but this is an illu¬sion it is built on higher ground and was in fact, origi¬nally at 447 5 feet (1364 m), 335 feet (102 m) shorter than the great pyramid.