royal tombs

built with manpower

for some 100,000 workers labored over 20 years

millions of stones

barges, wooden sleds, ramps

Ancient Egypt


ancient Egyptian kings


Great Pyramid of Giza

points very precisely to the North

Paintings on walls


Burial chambers for family and servants

Treasure and items for Pharaohs to use in the afterlife

west signified death

west side of the Nile

spirits of the dead are ready for afterlife journey

2.3 million blocks of rock weighing 5.9 million tons

Pyramid of Khufu