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Who built the Great Pyramid of Giza?

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The Great Pyramid of Giza was built during the reign of Fourth Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu over a 20 year period ending in 2540 B.C. Academics believe that Khufu's vizier Hemon was responsible for the design of the Pyramid, with at least 40,000 workers employed in its construction.

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The Great Pyramid stands at a height of 455 feet and was the world's tallest man-made structure for more than 4,300 years. The pyramid was conceived as a burial chamber for Khufu and his wife, and is one of three pyramids still standing at the Giza Necropolis, a complex that also includes the Sphinx.

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