the Great Pyramid at Giza
Located in northern Egypt near Cairo, the Giza Pyramids are perhaps the most recognized structures in the world. Situated near the Great Sphinx, the three of pyramids of Giza are the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the pyramid of Khafre (Chephren), and the small pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus). The last survivor of the 'Seven Wonders of the World', the Great Pyramid of Khufu was constructed as a tomb for the pharaoh around 2,600 B.C. It features some impressive statistics even by today's standards... over 2 million blocks of stone (each averaging 2 1/2 tons) stacked into a perfectly formed shape 480 feet high and covering 13 square acres.