Day Three of Egypt Trip – Giza Pyramids

Giza Pyramids. The Sphinx. Awesome experience. Breathtaking structures. We finally sighted these mighty structures on Sunday November 11th 2018.

The Pyramids were constructed between 2589 and 2504 B.C., the Egyptian pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, are a testament to ancient planning and engineering. Grandpa, Dad and Son’s pyramids.

Three smaller pyramids, often referred to as queens’ pyramids, are placed next to Khufu’s pyramid.

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The sphinx is probably much older than the first Giza pyramid. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre (c.?2558–2532 BC).

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The amazing Pyramids at Giza are ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Various spellings of the three pyramids exist, but the common ones are; Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. The pyramids were already more than 2,000 years old when Herodotus the Greek historian visited them (5th century BC).

A highly skilled team of mathematicians, masons, surveyors and stonecutters built the Pyramids. 100,000 workers were used to carry out the backbreaking task of moving and laying the stones of the largest pyramid-Cheops.

To date 138 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt. Most were built as tombs for the country’s Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. All Egyptian pyramids were built on the west bank of the Nile, which as the site of the setting sun was associated with the realm of the dead in Egyptian mythology. The Pyramids contain a maze of passage ways, designed to protect the Mummies of the Pharaohs and the treasure which they would take to the afterlife.

Here are some of the photos we took at the Giza.

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