No doubt, you might heard about ancient worlds wonders of the world. The Pyramids of Giza is one of them. It was listed in UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979. This ancient place located on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Giza in Northern Egypt.
The technology that was used to build the Pyramids of Giza is still amazed modern science and technology and has survived thousands of years. These pyramids which tell the about architectural glory of ancient Egypt. Pyramids light show allows you to see these monuments at night.
The Great pyramid (also known as pyramid Cheops) is the most famous and well known monument in the world. It is also the largest and northernmost pyramid in the Giza. It was built for Khufu. The Great Pyramid is 2.3 million cubic meters. According to ancient records, there were 100,000 men worked on that for three months every year. The average base length of each side is 755.55 feet and the height is 481.4 feet. There is not much see inside the Great Pyramid and there is a narrow entrance by a passage on the northern side of the pyramid, which was cut by robbers. That leads to Grand Gallery, along the path there is a marvel of skillful masonry. Beyond to this there is the tomb chamber which would have contained Pharaoh Khufu’s mummy. Excavation of Great Pyramid that was done in 1954 brought five long opening for boats with solar Braque. There is 4500 years old wooden boat is now exhibited in museum just beside the Great Pyramid. On the Eastern side of the pyramid there are three smaller pyramids, those were made for queens and daughters of the pharaoh. There is royal cemetery west to the Great Pyramid that was assigned for members of royal family.
Pyramid of Khafre
The center pyramid was built for Khafre Pharaoh. Each side of base of this pyramid is 471 feet and vertical height is 707.75 feet. This pyramid appears to be larger than Great Pyramid because of it located on a higher piece of land.
Pyramid of Mycerinus
The southernmost pyramid was built for Menkaure Pharaoh and the average side measurement of base is 356.5 feet and vertical height is 218 feet. This is the smallest one of three pyramids of Giza, made by using large limestone blocks.
Today all these tree pyramids were despoiled externally and internally. Thus, the grave goods originally deposited in the burial chambers are missing, and the pyramids on longer achieve their original heights because they have been almost entire stripped of their outer casings of mild white limestone ; the Great Pyramid, for example , is now only 451.4 feet high. That of Khafre retains the outer limestone casing and no-one else at it’s that portion. Although this pyramids show the extraordinary technical achievement and demonstrate the power of the pharaohs.
Camel and Horse rides at the Pyramids of Giza
A camel or horse rides at the pyramids add adventure to your visit. If you like to take horseback ride there are horses are kept in good condition. The best time for the ride around the pyramids is sunset. If you are planning to take camel ride make sure your camel is in good condition and well fed. Unfortunately many of camels are not in good health condition.
How to get to Pyramids of Giza
Take air condition Cairo Transport Authority bus 355 or 357 from the airport.
Take a taxi from the center of town, but confirm hire cost before getting in. the white and yellow color taxis are the best option with air condition and meter. The yellow taxis can book by using mobile phone.
Take Metro Line 2 from Cairo station to El-Giza station. You can take a taxi from Giza station to pyramids.