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What is the tallest pyramid in Egypt?

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The tallest pyramid in Egypt is the Great Pyramid of Khufu located in Giza. This pyramid stands 481 feet tall. It is the largest pyramid in the world and contains approximately 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing between 2.5 and 12 tons.

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The pharaoh Khufu, for whom the largest pyramid was built, reigned from 2589 to 2566 B.C. during the fourth dynasty of Egypt. Inside the pyramid are three burial chambers, one of which held the pharaoh's body after his death. Three smaller pyramids that served as the burial chambers for Khufu's queens surround the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and it is the only one still standing as of January 2015.

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