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    Pyramid Panorama!!

    by saraheg77 Written Jun 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The pyramids are a site where my panorama camera came in handy! This is taken from a popular viewpoint where we began our camel trip down to the smallest of the three pyramids. It doesn't look like it from this angle, but the smallest is the one on the far right. The tallest is the one on the far left. Oh, and if this doesn't show the whole picture, be sure to CLICK on the PICTURE for the whole panorama picture.

    Fondest memory: All my memories of being at the pyramids are fond! I was just glad I had my trusty disposable panorama camera to try to capture some memories =) Don't leave for Egypt without a panorama camera!!!

    Panorama of the Pyramids
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    On the Camel Ride, Take Pictures for your Friends!

    by saraheg77 Written Jun 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you take a camel ride with your fellow travelers, be sure to take lots of pictures of them, too, and get them to take pictures of you... then when you get home, you can email them to each other and you will have lots of pictures of your camel trip from different angles!! I was so glad to be able to send this picture to my fellow travelers and to receive some back of me on my camel trip!! Plus, this was easier than trying to get the camel driver to take a picture for you... then they might want a tip in return! :)

    The Chins & Justin
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    Wow! It's so huge!

    by saraheg77 Written May 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Be sure and take a picture that shows the perspective of a person compared to the pyramids, so you can show how big they are!! :) Can you imagine how they could have built these by hand back in 2500 B.C?? This is Khafre's pyramid, the middle-sized of the three great pyramids. It was originally 471 feet (143.5 m) tall, now 446 feet (136 m) tall.
    It was built from 2558 to 2532 B.C.

    Mark looks so small!
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    Giza Plateau

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 16, 2007

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    Favorite thing: As the most people I believed that the Great Pyramids of Giza lie out in the desert. I was rather surprised when I looked out of the window of my Hotel which was situated in the center of Giza I saw the Pyramids right in front of the city area among the distant buildings. In fact they sit on the city limits of Greater Cairo because Giza is its suburb.

    And on the contrary, when you are walking around the Plateau of Giza among the Pyramids you may see Cairo and Giza on a distance. As I read in Michael’s page in 1970-80th it was possible to climb up the Pyramid and admire the Cairo scenery… Now you can’t do it unfortunately. I knew it before visiting the Plateau but was sorry having no opportunity to climb up even 20-30 meters…

    You may watch my VIDEO-Clip from my personal YouTube channel: 5 min 43 sec Egypt Giza Traveling around Plateau by bus 2007

    Fondest memory: You may watch my Giza Plateau high resolution photos on Google Earth in Giza according to the following coordinates 29º 58' 21.07" N 31º 7' 14.31" E
    or on my Google Earth Panoramio Giza Plateau, Giza Plateau 2.

    Giza Plateau Giza Plateau Giza Plateau Giza Plateau Giza Plateau from my window
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    Giza General Background

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Oct 21, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Giza or Gizah also sometimes rendered in English as Gizeh, is a city on the West bank of the Nile river, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo and now part of the greater Cairo metropolis. Its name is famous as the location of the Giza Plateau where the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other pyramids and temples are located.

    Giza was part of the ancient city of Memphis, which was inhabited as early as the Second Dynasty. Now its is a suburb of the giant city of Cairo with 5-millions of inhabitants.

    The modern city of Giza doesn’t look very pleasant: infinite high stores blocs of flats and dirty canals… But you are ready to forget it when you see the Pyramids!

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    Inside Looking Out...

    by kenmerk Written Jan 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Seeing the outside of the pyramids is really powerful. Going inside one of them is even better. Its not that there is so much to see inside the burial chamber, as most everything that wasnt tied down has long since been plundered. But, crawling down that narrow tunnel into the burial chamber, and entering a building that is more than 4500 years old is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Careful if you are claustaphobic, though, the tunnels are narrow, and can be crowded, especially if a whole class of 8 year old Egyptian kids are suddenly released into the entrance. (I know, I experienced this first hand in the Pyramid of Mycerinus....)

    Pyramid of Mycerinus...

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    Eternal Monuments

    by kenmerk Written Jan 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Pyramids of Giza are the oldest tourist attraction in the world, and the sole surviving member of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

    Though their outer casing of polished stone has been stripped away, and the burial treasures inside them robbed, they are still awe inspiring...

    Here you can see a deep scar on the north face of the Pyramid of Mycerinus, where attempts to dismantle the Pyramid failed...

    Scarred Pyramid of Mycerinus

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    Pharonic Overload

    by kenmerk Written Jan 6, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I saw a couple guys like this hanging around the Pyramids:

    Typically it would be an older white guy wearing tattered clothes and a long gray beard. They would be thumping on what looked to be a Bible, and just wild-eyed as can be chanting away in a tongues...

    Seemed to me like the powerful images of this place were maybe a bit much for someone with a frail sense of self.

    It is a powerful image to see something so grand which is over 4,500 years old towering above you... (the only real urge I had was to maybe sip on a beer to relieve the dry throat, tho'...)

    Pyramid Power...
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    Old and the New...

    by kenmerk Written Jan 9, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Its a strange sight when you first get a good look at the pyramids on the drive out to Giza. it looks like they are floating back there over the ouskirts of Cairo.

    As you can see, housing developments have crept right up to the edge of the Giza Plateau. Some say that with the rapid expansion of Cairo, someday they may actually be in the center of the city....

    The Old and the New...

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    The Natives are Friendly...

    by kenmerk Written Jan 4, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Unlike the many touts that buzz around the pyramids like flies, there are quite a few locals who also come up here to tour around.

    Here are three young Egyptian girls who stopped to talk with me. I have to say that they could not have been friendlier, and were quite eager to talk some English with a foreigner.

    The touts on the other hand should be avoided at all costs....

    Friendly Locals...
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    Skip the Sound and Light....

    by kenmerk Written Jan 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Unless it is a really nice breezy comfortable night where you dont have anything else in mind to do, you have my permission to skip the sound and light show at the pyramids. Especially if it is a cold and windy night, and you have been awake for 30+ hours in transit.. (like I was...)

    The show is OK I guess, lasers being bounced off the Sphinx and the pyramids as they go through a watered down history lesson of the place. I found the daytime visit here much more rewarding though. And I would think that night time in Cairo would be better spent carousing the markets than coming back here...

    A Blurry Sphinx on a Windy Night...

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    Tourist Complex of Giza Pyramids

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 23, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Al-Ahram Station. 12 kilometers from the Cairo center.
    Open: May – September 8.30 – 17.00
    October – April 8.30 – 16.00

    Entrance fee (April 2007): 50LE ($10) - Queen’s Pyramids included.
    The Pyramid of Cheops 100LE ($20).
    The Pyramid of Chephren 100LE ($20).
    The Pyramid of Mycerinus 75LE ($15).

    Photo and video allowed outside and forbidden inside.

    You may see David Roberts drawings of Giza (1839) at the 2nd-5th pics.

    Useful links: Tour Egypt

    Lonely Planet

    Wikipedia Pyramids of Giza

    Discovery Google Earth Video

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    wall pictures

    by Aurorae Written Jul 21, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This painting represents the final judgement. When a person dies, its hear is being weighed on the great scale, and if it's lighter than the feather, the person was good and goes to eternal life in paradise. If the heart is heavier than the feather, the person was a sinner, and their heart will be thrown to shakal to eat, and the soul burns in hell forever.

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    Optical illusion

    by Aurorae Written Jul 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: When you look at the Sphinx on the photo, if you have never been there, it looks immense. Huge! Like the pyramids! BUT... The real truth is that it is so small, unexpectedly small, and the ilusion we have from the photos is because the pyramids are quite far in the back, but they look near, which is not the case! So, the distance "shrinks" them, thus enlarging the Sphinx...

    The Sphinx

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    Sit and rest...

    by Aurorae Updated Jan 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: ...but beware of the striking sun!
    You can admire pyramids from the walls surrounding them, but be careful not to be striken by sun!
    And don't forget to be alert for the annoying harassers! if you manage to escape and find a quiet moment for yourself in all that mess, it would be amazing!

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