Travel to the Giza Pyramids

Giza Pyramids The lion-bodied Sphinx guards the three Pyramids of Giza. These Giza pyramids are the location to which the bodies of King Cheops, Kefren, and Mykerinos were ferried via the Nile for burial in preparation for their journey to the afterlife. The largest of the Giza pyramids is the oldest and finest of the three and is known as the "Great Pyramid"-this is Cheop's pyramid. Until the end of the 19th century, it was the tallest manmade structure in the world. However, despite being 4 meters shorter, Cheop's son and successor's pyramid generally evokes a bigger first impression because it is on higher ground and has a limestone cap still intactâ€"this is Kefren's pyramid. Mykerino's pyramid is the smallest of the pyramids of Giza, though it compensates for its lack of size with its outstanding valley and funerary temples. Giza Sites to See on Escorted Tours to Egypt: America Israel Travel suggests that those taking Egypt trips see the Solar Boat Museum, one of the three pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx Complex, and the Sphinx Sound and Light Show. The necropolis of Giza is the final resting spot of the Pharaoh's family and his high officials. Within the mastabas and minor pyramids of Giza lay buried the queens and royal courtiers. Additional tombs hold engineers and craftsmen that worked to create these epic structures. [America Israel Travel]

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