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Egyptian Monuments Around the World Hatshepsut's Obelisk at Karnak, Luxor Washington Monument St. Peter s Basilica (Vatican City) Cleopatra s Needle Abu Simbel ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Egyptian Monuments Around the World


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Egyptian Monuments Around the World
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Hatshepsut's Obelisk at Karnak, Luxor
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Washington Monument
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St. Peters Basilica (Vatican City)
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Cleopatras Needle
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Abu Simbel
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Mummies and Curses!
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The Pyramids
  • 138 pyramids found as of 2008
  • Tombs of Pharaohs and Queens
  • Most famous is the Great Pyramid of Giza, AKA the
    Pyramid of Khufu
  • The only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World
  • About 147m high (when built)
  • Contains several chambers and passages (the
    Queens Chamber, the Kings Chamber, Grand
    Gallery, etc.)

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  • Can be used as a sundial or calendar
  • Took tens of thousands of workers to build
  • 2.3 to 2.6 million blocks, each weighing 2.5 to
    15 tons
  • In general, it could take decades to build one
    pyramid
  • Extraterrestrial help?
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