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How Wide?

Great Pyramid from the air The base of the Great Pyramid is a square with each side measuring 230 m (756 ft) and covering an area of 5.3 hectares (13 acres).

How much is that? Imagine a football field. Nearly 10 football fields could fit within the base. The area of the base is also equal to about seven city blocks in New York City.

Football field on base of pyramid diagram

If you were to walk around the base, about how far would you walk?
  1. 500 m (1,640 ft)
  2. 1850 m (6,069 ft)
  3. 920 m (3,018 ft)
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