At 481 feet, the Great Pyramid in Egypt was the world’s tallest structure for more than 4,000 years.
It wasn’t surpassed in height until the Eiffel Tower, measuring 984 feet without its modem broadcasting tower was built in 1886.
The base of the pyramid covers 13 acres, roughly the size of 10 football fields or seven city blocks in New York City.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest of the three pyramids in Egypt, and was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.
About 2.3 million limestone blocks were used to build the Great Pyramid.