The Pyramids in Egypt

The Pyramids

Adventure holidays to the Pyramids

A trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza provide a fascinting insight into a long-vanished world. The site, compromising of the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the timeless and enigmatic Sphinx, as well as palaces and other monuments, was begun by Pharaoh Khufu around 2550 B.C. This was when Egypt was one of the richest and powerful civilizations in the world. The Great Pyramid of Cheops if the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World, and these are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Egypt's pharaohs expected to become gods in the afterlife, and to prepare for the nest world filled the massive pyramid tombs for themselves with all the things they'd need to guide and sustain themselves in the next world. To put their size into perspective, the Great Pyramid of Cheops is 138 meters tall and was the tallest human-made structure in the world until England's Lincoln Cathedral was completed in the 14th century, and it's estimated its 2.3 million stone blocks each weigh an average of 2.5 to 15 tons.



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