Pyramids of Giza – Egypt

Pyramids of Giza – Egypt

Pyramids of Giza - Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza are undoubtedly destination that tourists traveling through Egypt simply must visit.


Pyramid Sphinx of Khafre Chefren  is one of the most original seven wonders of the world and so massive that the astronauts can see it from space. The huge structure, located at the northern end of the Giza plateau, about 12 km southwest of Cairo, or 20-30 minutes away by taxi. Read this attractive destination is included in the offer of tourism organizations and it hosts thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Pyramids of Giza - Egypt

 Pyramids of Giza – Egypt  / image source

The Great Pyramid of Giza was passing the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, whom the Greeks called Cheops, and it is the oldest and largest pyramid at Giza. It is believed that the construction of the Pyramid of Cheops attended by over 100,000 people and the construction lasted for 20 years. The second pyramid was built in honor Kufuovog son – Mykerinos (Khafre) and the third for the Pharaohs Mikerina (Menkaure) and it is much smaller than the other two. In front of the Pyramid of Cheops is a huge sphinx 20m high and 74 meters long, at the foot of the entrance to the pyramid. There are also smaller pyramids for queens and sons of Pharaoh that surround the area around the complex.


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These pyramids were built as tombs of Egyptian pharaohs who were believed to become gods in the afterlife, as well as temples to honor the gods. How did the ancient Egyptians believed that the afterlife can transfer their property and wealth, the Kings tomb was filled with things they might need in the hereafter – money, jewelry, artwork, food, clothing, furniture, and even servants were buried with them.


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The stone blocks used to build the pyramids are extracted from quarries on the left bank of the Nile and then down the river, boats and sledges, the feed to the site. It took over 500 000 voyages that are brought poterbna amount of stone. It is estimated that 2.3 million stone blocks used to build the Great Pyramid and the weight of each block was 2 tons while the couple pursued as much as 15 tons. When construction is completed pyramid structure weighed about 6 million tons. Great Pyramid is at the end of construction was 145.75 meters high, but eventually fell about 10 meters

Inside the Pyramid

Inside the Pyramid   / image source

Tourists have the opportunity to enter the interior of the pyramid, but the number of tickets on sale each day is limited to only 150 tickets. This seems to be the legitimate concerns of the pyramid and possible damage to the interior. Though because they are not built for tourists. Caution should be exercised during their stay in the interior of the pyramid, the temperature rise over 50 ° C and the space can be very crowded, so if you have doubts in their health condition may not be wise to risk entering the interior of the pyramid. Often only one pyramid is open to tourists, while the other two are closed for restoration.

Man made Gizah Pyramids

Man made Gizah Pyramids  / image source 

Although the Giza pyramids reveal much about ancient Egyptian customs and culture, still has many mysteries that wrap the Pyramids of Giza. Sure destination worth visiting.

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