Monday, 26 May 2014

The Giza Necropolis, Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

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The Giza Necropolis, Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The Giza Necropolis, Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt 

The Giza Necropolis 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.

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt


The pyramids, which have historically 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.


Khufu’s pyramid complex consists of a Valley Temple, now buried beneath the village of Nazlet el-Samman; basalt paving and nummulitic limestone walls have been found but the site has not been excavated. Sources

 

1 comments:

  1. Wonderful Blog! Your blog is superb. Lots of interesting information posted here so I like your blog very much. Egypt Pyramids of Giza is one of the oldest pyramids . It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, so I want to definitely visit this place. I hope I get a chance to visit this beautiful place. Keep blogging.

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