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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pyramids of Giza, Dahshur and Saqqara



Pyramid of Chepren (Khafre)











Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) - Giza

Suburbs of Giza


Menkaure's Pyramid





Another view of the Great Pyramid of Cheops

Frontal view of the Sphinx with Pyramid of Chepren behind


Side view of the Sphinx with the Great Pyramid of Cheops






Frontal view of the Red Pyramid - Dahshur


Red Pyramid - Dahshur



Bent Pyramid - Dahshur


Various reliefs at Saqqara





















Djoser's Step Pyramid - Saqqara





Funerary complex of Djoser



9 comments:

  1. I've been there many years ago, it is a very, very impressive place, and one of my best souvenirs...thanks for those beautiful pictures!
    Phil.

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  2. Thanks Phil, they are very impressive indeed!

    Mike

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  3. Amazing and very impressive.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Pat.

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  4. Thanks Pat, no worries.

    Mike

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  5. Fantastic photos. So glad I made trip to Cairo. Pyramids are breathtaking.

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  6. Thanks Colin. Did you go to Luxor and Aswan as well? The Cairo Museum is amazing.

    Mike

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  7. some lovely pics there Mike!

    cheers
    Matt

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  8. http://egydaytour.blogspot.com
    Just in front of Fayoum in the Nile Valley, south of Cairo, situated alone on the edge of the Western Desert above the lush fields Meidum is a tower-like structure some sixty-five feet high, which was once a pyramid which we believe was built by the 4th Dynasty King, SnefruEgyptologists. Some believe that the early stages of construction were made by Huni, his predecessor, and that Sneferu was only responsible for the completion of the pyramid. However, the name of Huni was not found in the pyramid, and various written documents suggest that the residential city and nearby belonged to the reign of Sneferu. In addition, many of the tombs nearby also belong to the family of Sneferu.In May ways Meidum is the most mysterious of all the great pyramids. When Snefru ascended the throne around 2575 BC, the complex of Djoser at Saqqara was the only major royal pyramid is completed. But Sneferu became the largest manufacturer of the pyramid of Egyptian history by completing not one, but three of them.The first inhabitants of this century called Meidum Pyramid el-Haram al-kaddab, which means “false pyramid” and because of its shape, it has attracted attention since the Middle Ages of travelers. The early fifteenth century, the famous Arab historian Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizi thought it looked like a huge mountain tiered five years. However, it eroded so badly that when Frederik Ludwig Norden visited in the eighteenth century, the pyramid seemed to have only three levels. But it was not time and eroded, but human beings.

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