## How many stones did it take to build the Great Pyramid of Cholula?

2.3 million stones

Covering an area of 13 acres, the massive monument was designed to align with the points of the compass and built with an estimated 2.3 million stones, each weighing a ton or more on average.

**What are the dimensions of a perfect pyramid?**

The completed design dimensions are measured to have originally been 280 royal cubits (146.7 m; 481.4 ft) high by 440 cubits (230.6 m; 756.4 ft) long at each of the four sides of its base. Ancient Egyptians used Seked – how much run for one cubit of rise – to describe slopes.

**How tall is the Great Pyramid of Cholula in feet?**

217 ft

It has a base of 450 by 450 metres (1,480 by 1,480 ft) and a height of 66 m (217 ft).

### How big are the stones in the pyramids?

The stone blocks of Khufu’s pyramid were very large in the lower layers (1.0 m × 2.5 m base dimensions and 1.0–1.5 m high, 6.5–10 tons).

**How much would it cost to build a pyramid today?**

We multiplied the cost per ton of limestone by the average weight of the Giza blocks (about 2.5 tons) to get our material costs of $1.14 billion. With labor estimates of approximately $102 million from HomeAdvisor, we estimate the costs to build the Great Pyramid today to be a whopping $1.2 billion.

**What is the size of the Great Pyramid base?**

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.

#### How many pyramids are under the Great Pyramid of Cholula?

The pyramid consists of six superimposed structures, one for each ethnic group that dominated it. However, only three have been studied in any depth. The pyramid itself is just a small part of the greater archaeological zone of Cholula, which is estimated at 154 hectares (0.59 sq mi).

**Can you climb Cholula pyramid?**

The whole complex is large, with the smaller pyramids and “roads”, the climb to the top of the mountain (which used to be the top of the pyramid), where the Church is. It takes some physical level to do it all.