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Ancient Egypt
The Great Pyramid

Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt


The Great Pyramid

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.74

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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 objects is the pyramid. There are nearly eighty pyramids in Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu is the largest. Originally built as a tomb, it was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The pyramid of Khafre, Khufu's son, is the second-largest of the pyramids. Khafre (also known as Chefren), ruled from aroundâÄČ2558 to 2532 B.C. I guess Khafre didn't want to be second-best. Khafre had his pyramid (pictured above) built on a small hill to make it look larger. All of the pyramids are massive and are impressive to look at. They are even more impressive when you realize when and how they were built. The Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest. It was built by hand more than 4,500 years ago. The pyramid was 480 feet tall. Its base is a giant square. Each side .....
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