For information about the stele and for three pictures of it (a long shot, a detail of the image at the top and a detail of the writing), check out the Louvre's page on the subject. I'm quite humiliated; somehow I skipped two when I posted Hammurabi's Code. Maybe the pages were stuck together or something. Regardless, I'm going to jump back in time to note the ones that I skipped. Thus, the non-continuity of this post with the last one. Great Pyramid Finished The Great Pyramid of Giza houses the tomb of King Khufu (2575 BCE) The oldest and largest of the three pyramids found in the Necropolis near Cairo. It was built over a twenty year period to house the remains of King Khufu. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing and it was, for almost 4,000 years, the tallest man made structure in the world. Information and images can be found here Personally, I find the Pyramids absolutely amazing; there is still debate on exactly how many men it took to build the pyramids (scholarly estimates for this one range around the 100,000 mark). The workers may have been slaves or not; likely it was some combination of slaves and skilled laborers. Planning the pyramid as well would have been quite a job. Regardless, what an amazing achievement.