[color:6a08=red][u][b]The Seven Wonders of The Ancient World (1)[/b][/u][/color]
[color:6a08=green][b]The Great Pyramid At Giza(part two)[/b][/color]
When the main structure was complete, it looked like a series of steps. These were then filled in with blocks of white limestone, which were cut to give a smooth surface. They fit so closely that a knife blade couldn’t be push between the blocks on the outside. When this was finished, the Great Pyramid rose to a height of 482 feet. Its top is now missing and today only Khufu’s son’s pyramid has any limestone covering left at the top. It covers an area larger than 10 football fields.
[b][color:6a08=darkblue]Burying The Pharaoh[/color][/b]
The ancient Egyptians believed that when a person died, the body had to be looked after, so that the spirit could live on after death. They took out the internal organs, packed the body with salt, and wrapped it in linen bandages. This preserved the body as a mummy. The mummy was then buried with clothes, food, jewelry, and other things that would be useful in the afterlife. Khufu’s mummified body was placed in a burial chamber deep inside his pyramid.
Vocabulary: Linen: strong fabric.
Mummy: dead body preserved by embalming or other techniques.