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How Tall Was the Great Pyramid?


Pyramids at Giza

Pyramids at Giza

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Giza Pyramids

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The Great Pyramid of Giza or the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops

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Question: How Tall Was the Great Pyramid?

Answer: The tallest of a cluster of three pyramids at Giza, the Great Pyramid was originally about 146 meters tall, but it has lost about 10 meters in height over the millennia. Erosion and burial in sand contribute to the shrinkage. The base of the Great Pyramid is about 55,000 meters.

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