The valley temple once contained several statues of Menkaure.During the 5th dynasty, a smaller ante-temple was added on to the valley temple.The disagreements center on the method by which the stones were conveyed and placed and how possible the method was.In building the pyramids, the architects might have developed their techniques over time.It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.The Pyramids of Giza consist of the Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu and constructed c.2560–2540 BC), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) a few hundred meters to the south-west, and the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinos) a few hundred meters farther south-west.
One of these ships has been restored and is on display.
It is located in the Western Desert, approximately 9 km (5 mi) west of the Nile river at the old town of Giza, and about 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre.
The pyramids, which have historically been common as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination, were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
These exterior blocks had to be carefully cut, transported by river barge to Giza, and dragged up ramps to the construction site.
Only a few exterior blocks remain in place at the bottom of the Great Pyramid.
Khafre's pyramid retains a prominent display of casing stones at its apex.