The Great Pyramid of Giza
Though each pyramid of Egypt is amazing in its own right, The Great Pyramid of Giza stands to be the largest in the world – that is so long as you are not accounting for volume, as the Cholula Pyramid in Mexico beats Giza in that aspect by about 1,000,000 cubic yards. Giza, however, was built 230 meters or 755 feet long and 146 meters or 479 feet high as the final resting place for the King Khufu. The massive structure took over 20 years to complete and it is estimated that it took 2 and a half minutes to set each of the 2 million limestone blocks in place. The pyramid’s interior is made up of three burial chambers, with only one at the center of the pyramid being inhabited. King Khufu rests at the center of the pyramid, accessible only by an 8 meter or 26 foot high Grand Gallery.