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The Great Pyramid

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     challenging words:    year-round, originally, longer, pounds, exactly, simple, nearly, visit, base, logs, giant, copper, impressive, straight, power, wooden
     content words:    Great Pyramid, Pharaoh Khufu


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The Great Pyramid
By Erin Horner
  

1     If you were to visit Egypt today you could see many amazing things. One of the most famous Egyptian sites is the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu. There are nearly eighty pyramids in Egypt. The Great Pyramid is the largest. Originally built as a tomb, it is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. This massive building is impressive to look at. It is even more impressive when you realize when and how it was built. This structure was built by hand more than 4,500 years ago. The pyramid is 480 feet tall. Its base is a giant square. Each side is longer than two football fields. It is made up of more than two million stones. Each one weighs 5,000 pounds. That is more .....
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