The Giza Necropolis ("Pyramids of Giza") is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. ... More
Pyramids of Giza
The Giza Necropolis ("Pyramids of Giza") is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. It is located some 9 km (5 mi) inland into the desert from the old town of Giza on the Nile, some 25 km (15 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre. The pyramids, which have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination, were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence. Source: Wikipedia
It deceived me a lot. After watching so many movies and pictures your really believe the pyramids are in the middle of the desert, but surprise! when I arrived there the pyramids were surrounded by parking lots, houses, a nearby cemetery, and thousands of chairs for the light and sound show. The stucco of the pyramids has fallen and is only left on the tip of the medium one: Kefren. Sincerely Mexico's pyramids are better cared for and impressing.
I'm sure the phareos would be turning in their tombs, graves, mummy wrappings, whatever, if they could see what a circus the site has been turned into. Assuming your taxi hasn't crashed into another car, camel, person and you get there, locals accost the taxi driver for him to pass you over to them for their camels/horse rides/whatever while he's still on the move, when you get out of the taxi you're hijacked by others who insist on showing you the best locations for a photo, and a price. This goes on and on and really spoils it for people who go there to enjoy the site. The constant accosting can really get on your nerves after a while.
i got my 5year old to stand next to the blocks that make the pyramid and they are bigger than he....it was amazing to see such old things still in their place..
and the sphinx was just beautyful.
must admit the toilet situation needs to be looked at but other than that it was a peacfull and breath taking time.
Nothing can describe the awe-inspiring pyramids, so you must see for yourself! Other than the distracting droves of souvenir hawkers and people trying to talk you out of your pocket change for a picture with their camel, etc, the experience was wonderful! Just don't make eye contact and say no thank you when approached by locals.
This was a very impressive pyramid! Be sure to take pictures of someone in front of one of the blocks. Don't take pictures of the Egyptians on their animals with them looking, they'll want to be tipped if you do. You also have to walk around it to get the full magnitude of the pyramid.
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This landmark in the Saqqara necropolis was a turning point in Egyptian burial practices. Up until Imhotep designed this pyramid,
comprised of six stacked mastabas of decreasing size, pharaohs were entombed in singular mastabas, flat roofed rectangular brick structures. ...
The commentary might not impress you, but the dazzling light show and awe inspiring backdrop of the Sphinx and Pyramids
surely will. Three times a night in three different languages, the Sphinx plays the role of storyteller, narrating the ...