- consisting of a 137 m height (in the beginning: 146 m), with sides
of approximately 230 m broad, it uses a stone mass evaluated at more
than 2,5 million m3. The average weight of the blocks is 2,5 tons
(some reach 15 tons).
Herodotus, the Greek historian,
alleges that 100,000 workers took turns during 10 years to exploit
the quarries of Tourah and to bring the blocks of limestone, then
took 20 years to raise the pyramid.