What exactly happened to the capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza? Did it ever exist? Was it destroyed?
According to mainstream timelines, the Great Pyramid of Giza was completed around 4,500 years ago, during the reign of the Fourth Dynasty King Khufu. The largest Pyramid built in Egypt is usually referred to as the Great Pyramid of Giza, although many refer to it as the Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops.
Despite the fact that it is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids standing at the Giza, it is far from the largest pyramid on Earth. With a total volume of 2,583,283 cubic meters, the Great Pyramid is much smaller than the largest pyramid on Earth, the Great Pyramid of Cholula in present-day Mexico.
Nonetheless, the Great Pyramid of Giza is a majestic ancient structure: it is the oldest of the Severn Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one largely intact.
A true wonder
A wonder of ancient engineering, the Great Pyramid of Giza is also one of the most unique pyramids on the surface of the planet; it is the only eight-sided pyramid in existence. It is also the only pyramid in Egypt that was built with both ascending and descending passages.
It is also one of the most precisely aligned monuments in Egypt. Despite its uniqueness, the pyramid, say Egyptologists, was no more than the eternal resting place of Pharaoh Khufu. In fact, experts are convinced that the pyramid was built as such by Khufu mostly based on poorly painted marks that were discovered inside a chamber at the heart of the pyramid. These marks allegedly make reference to the “work gang” that helped build the pyramid during the Fourth Dynasty.