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How did they build the Great Pyramid of Giza? - Soraya Field Fiorio


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As soon as Pharaoh Khufu ascended the throne circa 2575 BCE, work on his eternal resting place began. The structure’s architect, Hemiunu, determined he would need 20 years to finish the royal tomb. But what he could not predict was that this monument would remain the world’s tallest manmade structure for over 3,800 years. Soraya Field Fiorio digs into the construction of the Great Pyramid.

How many years did it take to build the Great Pyramid?

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Meet The Creators

  • Expert Consultant Christian Casey
  • Educator Soraya Field Fiorio
  • Director Luísa Holanda, Hype CG
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Storyboard Artist Luísa Holanda
  • Animator Murilo Jardim
  • Art Director Luísa Holanda
  • Hype Producer Taíla Soliman
  • Composer Gabriel Maia
  • Sound Designer Gabriel Maia
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam, Charles Wallace

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