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Great Pyramid of Giza turns out to be imperfectly square, is now ruined

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The nearly 5,000-year-old pyramid is 14.1 centimeters longer on the east side

If you’ve ever visited Egypt and marveled at the Great Pyramid of Giza, get ready to feel like a real jerk. It turns out the so-called "great" pyramid is longer on the east side by 14.1 centimeters meaning that it is not a perfect square, as originally thought. Sad!

While National Geographic backtracks a little, saying that "the structure is still remarkably precise for its time," we at Flipped are not afraid to ruffle any feathers: The Great Pyramid of Giza has been revealed to be nothing more than an asymmetrical pile of rocks, and is now unequivocally ruined.

There is no word yet on what will replace the pyramid on Seven Wonders of the Ancient World list.

The Leaning Pyramid of Giza [National Geographic]


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