What The Completed Great Pyramid Would've Looked Like

Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews on the big day.

The great pyramids of Egypt would've shone magnificently when they were new.

Share the knowledge!

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The outer sides of each block used to build the pyramids were meticulously shaved, shaped and polished to make them appear shiny. 00:17

  2. The pyramids that still exist today have been subject to smog and other atmospheric pollution. 01:33

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.