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Pyramids of Giza

 

 

 

  • The Pyramids of Giza are located in the north of Egypt on a rocky plateau in the western bank of the Nile; it was built about 25 centuries BC, between 2480 and 2550 BC. And they are royal tombs, each bearing the name of the king who built it and was buried there.
  • The pyramid is one of the biggest puzzles facing humanity since the beginning of civilization; many people thought it was just a luxurious tomb of King Khufu, But this opinion raises the ridicule of many scientists, because The Great Pyramid was built for a much greater, higher purpose, the hierarchical form of the pharaohs was linked to the idea of ​​creating the universe, according to some of their religious writings and texts the pyramid is a means that helps the soul of the deceased to reach the sky with the idol Ra.
  • The construction of the pyramid took nearly 20 years, as the hierarchical structure represents a stage in the development of cemetery architecture in ancient Egypt, where it started with a small hole and then turned into an underground room and then into several rooms topped by a bench, After that, it evolved to take the form of a step pyramid that included the engineer, Imhotep, the Minister of Pharaoh Zoser, Eng. Himyono, the engineer of King Khufu, was able to achieve the ideal form of the pyramid, Where he built the pyramid of Khufu in Giza on an area of ​​13 acres.
  • The ancient Egyptians used a sandy road to build the pyramids, where the pieces of stones are placed on wooden skis under the trunks of round palm trees, which act as wheels, as the height increased, they increased in the sand to the top of the pyramid, then the pyramid is clad with smooth limestone from top to bottom and the sand is gradually removed.
  • * The pyramids area contains 9 pyramids, but the most attractive of them are the three pyramids
  • - The pyramid of Khufu
  • * It is the most controversial and imaginative effects of the world, and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World remains to date, The largest pyramid, with its original height of 148 meters, remained the highest building completed by man on earth over a period of 3800 years, and it is the largest building ever built by man.
  • - Khafre's Pyramid
  • *It is one of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Built by King Khafra, the fourth king of the Fourth Dynasty, the son of King Khufu
  • - The pyramid of Menkaure
  • It is one of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Built by Pharaoh Menkaure, the son of King Khafra. Each side has a length of 108.5 meters, a height of 65.5 meters, and now 62 meters after its outer covering fell. so you can choose or customize Cairo Day Tours or Egypt Tour Packages