Jolly Boys Outing to Giza

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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A few of the 40 or so coaches gathered in front of the Pyramid of Khafre on the Giza Plateau at the west bank of the Nile River, near modern-day Cairo, Egypt. The Jolly Boys must have missed the turn off for Margate.

Khafre’s pyramid is the second largest of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and the tomb of the fourth-dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chephren).

The pyramid has a base length of 215.25 m (706 ft) and originally rises to a height of 143.5 m (470.5 ft). The Pyramid is made of Limestone blocks (weighing more than 2 tons each). The slope of the pyramid rises at a 53°10’ angle, steeper than its neighbour, the Pyramid of Khufu (out of shot on the right) which has an angle of 51°50’40". The pyramid sits on bedrock 10 m (33 ft) higher than Khufu’s pyramid which makes it appear to be taller.

On the left is the Pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the three Pyramids of Giza. It was built to serve as the tomb of the fourth dynasty Egyptian
Pharaoh Menkaure.

The Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS

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