A group of archaeologists found the exact date on which the construction of the Great Pyramid began, giving the the famous Pyramid it's very own birthday.
The date that construction began was August the 23rd 2470 BC. The date was determined by a group of researchers who have worked under conditions of strict secrecy.
Until now the date could only be generalized revealing the following: According to Egyptologists, the pyramid was built over 20 years and the year of completing was around 2580 BC.
Initially the pyramid had a height of 146.5 meters and the base length 231 meters, however today it is 138.75 meters while the base has a length of 230.4 meters.
Khufu drove Ancient Egypt from the year 2583 to 2606 BC serving the four dynasty. It is believed that the pyramid was built and designed by architect Hemon (Hemionu).
August the 23rd will be declared a national day of the province. There is a proposal that the Great Pyramid which is one of the seven wonders of the world to be included in the emblem of Giza.See more