27. In the year 1 A.D., what were the three tallest man-made objects in the world?
Answer to Egypt Quiz #27
The 3 tallest structures as of 1 A.D. were all in Egypt.
- The Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops in Greek) measures 146.7 m and was built around 2550 B.C. It is also known as The Great Pyramid of Giza and is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing.
- The Pyramid of Khafra (Chephren in Greek) measures 143.5 m. It is the second tallest and oldest of the three large pyramids of the Giza Necropolis. Khafra succeeded his father, Khufu, as pharaoh. He is widely believed to have overseen the building of the Sphinx.
- The Pharos (lighthouse) of Alexandria is estimated to have been 120-140m tall. Also ranked among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was constructed around 280 B.C. and stood until the fourteenth century when it was toppled by an earthquake.
- Timeline of the Three Tallest Structures in the World, Wikipedia
- Khufu’s Great Pyramid, Museum of Unnatural History
- Egypt’s Pyramids, Tehuti Research Foundation
- The Pharos of Alexandria, the first Lighthouse of the World, Michael Lahanas
- Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Wikipedia