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Giza pyramids at Giza Plateau in Cairo, Egypt is UNESCO World Heritage listed.

The Great Pyramid of Giza (called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over an approximately 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 metres (480.6 ft), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years, the longest period of time ever held for such a record. Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories about the Great Pyramid’s construction techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.

There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid. The lowest chamber is cut into the bedrock upon which the pyramid was built and was unfinished. The so-called Queen’s Chamber and King’s Chamber are higher up within the pyramid structure. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only pyramid in Egypt known to contain both ascending and descending passages. The main part of the Giza complex is a setting of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honor of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu’s wives, an even smaller “satellite” pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid for nobles. (wikipedia).

This is a scanned copy of a photo I took in 1984 with Canon QF.

Featured in “Historic Places”, “Australian Woman Photographer”, “Postcard style” and in “All Things Egyptian Group”.

Comments

  • HELUA
    HELUAabout 3 years ago

    A wonderful shot!!

  • Thank you Helua. It was taken in 1984. My sister was there recently and she tells me it’s very different now, there are appartments virtually on the door step of the pyramids.

    – machka

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 3 years ago

    Love your POV on this.

  • Thank you CraigsMom, for the great honour of having my work featured in Historic Places.

    – machka

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • You’re welcome!

    – machka

  • cootie
    cootieabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Isabel, for honouring me and my work with a feature in the Australian Women Photographers group.

    – machka

  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Post Card Style (Oct. 23, 2011) !

    All selections are archived in Monthly Features

  • Thank you for the great honour of being featured in Postcard Style!

    – machka

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 3 years ago

  • Thank you Laura, it’s an honour to be featured in All Things Egyptian Group.

    – machka

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 3 years ago

    We have started our Year of Features challenge in POST CARD STYLE and your image is invited to enter.
    PLEASE GO HERE to enter this image!!!
    GOOD LUCK
    YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO be a FEATURED ARTIST IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER AS WELL AS A CHANCE TO WIN AN RB VOUCHER!!

  • Thank you for the invitation Elizabeth. I’ve entered the challenge.

    – machka

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