Posted by: akschwend | March 26, 2010

Pyramids of Giza

The last place I chose was the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Great Pyramid took twenty years to build and was started around 2551 BCE. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3800 years. It was built as a tomb for the fourth dynasty Pharaoh, Khufu. The mystery of the pyramid is that no one knows exactly how it was build. There are guesses like a lever system, or a weight system to move the stones into place, but no one knows for sure. Many of the chambers of the tomb within the pyramid remain unopened to preserve history and protect the ways of ancient Egyptians.

I have never been to any of these places, but I was able to see history in action at El Morro Castle in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built in 1589 and served more as a fortress to protect the island from the British. You could see the different levels and there were tour guides that pointed out floors and what they were used for. For example, there were guide posts, and a chapel, and so many more things. Seeing that history opened a world to me about how the things that happened in history affected the world I know today.


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