Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians had no cranes or other advanced lifting devices. Yet they managed to build the tallest structures the world would see until modern times. These great engineering feats--three gigantic pyramids--still tower above the desert sands at Giza, near Egypt's capital, Cairo. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading. Perfect for STEM connections. Aligns to the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts. Teachers' Notes available online.