The Pyramids of Giza are 4,000-year-old tombs built for three Egyptian pharaohs. Though all have been looted over the years, they still hold many surprises and curiosities. And they reflect much about Egyptian culture at that time. This comprehensive volume covers the structures' histories, including still-controversial theories about how they were built, and the latest excavations and discoveries. Modern photographs will give readers an idea of the pyramids' magnitude, while a timeline will make them realize how truly enduring these extraordinary monuments are.