The mystery of Khufu's pyramid explained to children

Using the Saint-Simon library’s collection and in partnership with them, ArkéoTopia invites children and their parents to come and discover the hidden side of archaeology at

The mystery of Khufu's pyramid explained to children
at Saint-Simon library, Paris 7
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Around 2457 BC, a gigantic monument was created: Khufu’s pyramid (also known as the Pyramid of Cheops or the Great Pyramid of Giza). The large pyramid was the culmination of an idea of an architect inspired several centuries previously and has continually sparked curiosity and incited questions from anyone who has seen it or heard about it, but it kept its secrets buried in the depths of time. Although there have been many hypotheses, none of them managed to explain the whole construction process until Henri Houdin’s intervention in 1999. This architect had an idea which would completely change the life of his son Jean-Pierre by throwing him into the Khufu adventure, bringing a new perspective to our understanding of the pyramid’s large construction site, this pharaoh’s pyramid and pyramids in general.

Free entry
Limited places, reserve with Saint-Simon library on 01 53 58 76 40 or email

  An anteroom behind the king's room?
(© Dassault Systeme)
  Overview of the construction of the Great Pyramid.
(© Dassault Systeme)

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