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Old March 22nd, 2011, 12:35 PM   #321
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Cairo's photos are really best, very nice so far
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Stunning places and pictures!

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The centerpiece of the Saqqara necropolis is the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the prototype for all other pyramids.
Didn't know that actually, interesting.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:20 AM   #323
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Didn't know that actually, interesting.
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Re the step pyramid, it was a revelation to me as well.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:25 AM   #324
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MEMPHIS, Egypt

The ancient city of Memphis, 20 km south of Cairo, was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom and most of the Pharaonic period. Sadly, there is little remaining evidence of its former glory. The city has almost completely vanished.

On the road to the city...





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What little has been discovered at Memphis is gathered together in a small open-air museum in the village of Mit Rahina. The showpiece is a colossal limestone statue of Ramses II, which lies, truncated at the knees, in a viewing pavilion.





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In the garden, there are more statues of Ramses II and an 18th Dynasty sphinx, at 80 tons the largest calcite statue ever found.





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Souvenir shops abound here, but most tourists know that prices here are rip-offs, hence, only a few seems to mind the interesting displays.





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THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to survive.

Nearly 5,000 years ago, Giza became the royal burial ground (necropolis) for Memphis, capital of Egypt. In less than 100 years, the ancient Egyptians built the three pyramid complexes to serve as the tombs for their dead kings.



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The most exciting way to get close to the pyramids is through a camel ride.






These monumental structures were built by three successive generations.

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The Great Pyramid, the oldest and largest of the pyramids was built by the 4th-Dynasty king, Khufu.

The facts of Khufu's pyramid are staggering. It is estimated to contain over 2 million blocks of stone weighing on average around 2.5 tonnes, with some stones at the base weighing as much as 15 tonnes. Until the 19th century it was the tallest building in the world. Yet for such a vast structure the precision is amazing - the greatest difference in length between the four 230-m sides is only 4 cm. The construction methods and exact purpose of some of the chambers and shafts are unknown, but the fantastic architectural achievement is clear.




The Pyramid of Khafre is nearly as grand as that of his father, Khufu. The base of the pyramid is just 15 meters shorter than the Great Pyramid, wile in height there is a difference of only 3 meters. Today, however, Khafre's pyramid appears the larger by virtue of being built on higher ground, and because its summit remains intact. This summit is the only area that retains the limestone casing that originally covered all three pyramids. The rest was taken by the medieval rulers of Cairo, who used it for their own monuments.




The Pyramid of Menkaure is the last pyramid built on the Giza plateau. it has a base area less than a quarter of that of its two neighbors. Some attribute this to a reduction in the power of the king. However, others point to a change in priorities.

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Those photos about the pyramids: just great
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