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20 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Great Pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last remaining intact ancient wonder of the world and one of the most impressive engineering feats in the history of humanity. But while the pyramids are so impressive that some people don't even believe ancient humans could have made them, we believe that their creation deserves celebration, and just because you can't envision them being built yourself, doesn't mean people were always as dumb as you. Here are 20 mind-blowing facts about, party assembled by Culture Critic, to celebrate the pyramids


Did you know that the pyramids face geographical north almost perfectly? Instead of facing magnetic north, the structures face true north to an accuracy almost inconceivable; less than one millimeter off. In a structure weighing around 6 million tons, that's pretty spectacular. Can you imagine laying all that stone only to be told to redo it because you're off by a couple of centimeters?


The pyramids stand on their own today, but it's important to realize that they were not always that way. The pyramids were part of a much larger and busier complex, but those other structures weren't able to stand the test of time the way the pyramids could. See those, and 18 other awesome facts about the pyramids right here. 

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