Ancient Egypt is famous for its pyramids and the pharaohs who ruled the land and made the laws. As they made the pyramids they made it out of 2.3 million stone blocks which weighed 7 tons each. That’s a lot to carry. It took 23 years to build the great pyramid of Giza. The bottom is about 10 foot ball fields wide. The slaves had to cover the whole thing in lime stone and the tip was covered in gold foil and has now been used for buildings. The most famous queen was queen Nefertiti. Her name means ‘the beautiful one has come.’ In 1912 German archaeologists discovered the statue of Queen Nefertiti.