The oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, has amazed and astonished experts to this day. Rising over 450 feet into the air and constructed on a base whose area is more than 750 square feet, the pyramid covers an area of over 12 acres with nearly 2 ½ million blocks of stone, each weighing over 2 ½ tons. The total mass of the pyramid is estimated at 5.9 million tons. Based on these estimates, building this structure in 20 years would involve installing approximately 500 tons of stone every day, all fit together with extremely high precision. Egyptologists believe two groups of 100,000 men, both skilled workers and slave laborers, were used in the building of this project. This Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
And what was all this great labor for? Death! This awesome monument to man’s glory was built as a tomb for the 4th dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. Buried with all of his worldly wealth, the king was waiting for the sun god Ra to come by so he could catch a ride through the gates of heaven.
There is another tomb you will not find on the “Seven Wonders” list, but it is far more impressive and significant than The Great Pyramid of Giza for one simple reason it is the tomb where they laid our Lord.