Thursday, 10 December 2015

Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Pyramids are the first thing that come to our heads when we talk about Egypt. And no wonder, they are impressive! Look at the size of the people compared with the pyramids in the postcard! Amazing! 

Pyramids of Giza
This postcard arrived from Germany, sent by Claus

The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of CairoEgypt. 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. 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. - in: wikipedia

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