The pyramids are royal tombs built by pharoahs between 2560 BC and 1526 BC. All three of Giza's pyramids and their burial complexes were built from roughly 2550 to 2490 B.C by pharoahs of the fourth dynasty. The Khufu pyramid is the tallest, the Khafre pyrmaid is the most well preserved with some of the smooth face intact, and the Menkaure pyramid is the smallest. Each of the pyramids have their pyramids annexes, much smaller. These are the Queen's pyramids and possibly other important people. They are perfectly aligned with their pyramids. The Menkaure pyramid marks the end of the giant pyramid era.
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