Giza Necropolis in Egypt, Cairo

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Introduction :
The Giza Necropolis is situated on the outskirts of the capital city of Cairo in Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the landmark attraction in the Giza Necropolis is also the oldest Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only existing one, which is famous world wide and firmly rooted into the memories of everyone in the world. Other attractions in the necropolis include the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Khafre’s pyramid complex, the Tomb of Queen Khentkaues as well as many tombs of ancient Egyptian royalty.

The Khufu Pyramid is the only oldest and only existing Seven Ancient wonders of the World
The Khufu Pyramid is the only oldest and only existing Seven Ancient wonders of the World
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Aerial view of the Giza Necropolis
Aerial view of the Giza Necropolis
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The Great Sphinx is the oldest monumental sculpture in the world
The Great Sphinx is the oldest monumental sculpture in the world
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Closer look at the Great Pyramid
Closer look at the Great Pyramid
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Closer look at the Great Pyramid
Close up of the Great Sphinx
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History :
Great Pyramid of Giza – Also known as the Khufu pyramid, it took a period of 20 years to be constructed and remained the tallest building in the world for more than 3800 years after completion at around 2560 BC.
Great Sphinx of Giza – This largest monolith statue in the world was build around 2558 BC and represents a mythical creature with a lion’s body and a human head at 73.5 meters tall and 19.3 metres wide.
The building of the Giza necropolis was one of the largest project in ancient times and when a Greek historian visited Giza in 450 BC, he was told by the priests that the Great Pyramid alone had taken 400,000 men and 20 years to build.

Ancient tombs around the necropolis
Ancient tombs around the necropolis
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Wall inscription around the walkway
Wall inscription around the walkway
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Entrance at the Temple of Khafre
Entrance at the Temple of Khafre

The Giza Necropolis at night time
The Giza Necropolis at night time
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Getting there :
The nearest airport to the Giza Necropolis is the Cairo International Airport which is only 23 km away from the ancient site.

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