In the modern era we live in, large structures seem to surround us during most of our lives and daily routines. Skyscrapers, huge malls and parking lots, bridges and highways just to name a few.
But if we were to go all the way back to the first gigantic buildings ever built, we would have to visit ancient Egypt somewhere around 2700 BC, almost 5,000 years ago.
That would bring us quite close to the day the world’s biggest pyramid was built.
Finished around 2560 BC, the Great Pyramid of Giza is by far the biggest one of it’s kind. Built as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops, it is 455 feet (138.8 m) tall at the moment.
Initially, it was reaching height of 481 feet (146.5 m), but has decreased in size due to the theft of casing stones. A proud owner of the world’s tallest building title for over 3,800 years, this giant pyramid is a true wonder of the world. The Cheops Pyramid contains a staggering number of over 1,300,000 blocks, some of which are as heavy as 33,000 pounds (15,000 kg).