The Great Pyramid of Cheops (also called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of (Giza) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over an approximately 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 480, the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years, the longest period of time ever held for such a record. How could the ancient Egyptians build this majestic pyramid? An undertaking that would be astonishing with today’s current technology; its construction almost 5000 years ago makes this feat truly extraordinary. This fascinating documentary provides a possible answer to the burning question that hundreds of scholars have been pondering for ages. A new theory has emerged by the famed archeologist Elio Diomedi. Fully explained with the support of 3D reconstruction; students of ancient history, architecture and art will find this program thought provoking and provocative. Approx. 52 minutes.
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Format: DVD Vendor: Worldwide Media Publication Date: 2011