Monday, 23 April 2012

GIZA, EGYPT

Giza, is the third largest city in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the Nile River, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo. Along with Shubra El-Kheima, Cairo and Helwan, the four cities form the Province of Greater Cairo metropolis. The city's population was 2,681,863 in the 2006 national census.

Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: The site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples. The plateau and its monuments have been recorded in the Giza Plateau Mapping Project run by Ancient Egypt Research Associates, directed by Dr. Mark Lehner.

Visiting the Giza plateau and seeing the great pyramids, temples and the Sphinx was one of the most memorable of our travel adventures. Crawling inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops and seeing the burial chamber in the heart of the pyramid was an awe-inspiring experience.

This post is part of the Mellow Yellow Monday meme,
and also part of Julie's Taphophile Tragics meme.






12 comments:

  1. I agree, it was definitely a highlight of our Egyptian travels!!

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  2. Beautiful pics! Happy MYM.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  3. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

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  4. I loved my visit to the pyramids but was amazed how close Giza is now encroaching on these ancient wonders of the world.

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  5. Amazing!

    My Yellow Memories, hope you'd come by and leave a comment. Thank you!

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  6. i would once like to see this in reality... it must be so impressive.

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  7. Great captures, Nick! The heat is coming off the photos!
    My brother keeps telling me that I should visit, but I still have a few other countries on my list first:)

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  8. it must be fantastic to see these awesome wonders in real life...Amazing!

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  9. Truly amazing!

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  10. Great shots! I regret not having taken close-ups of the stone work like you did.

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  11. Fabulous photos of these iconic Egyptian structures, Nick. I like that you have some people in your first shot to provide perspective of the size of the pyramid, and the close-ups of the stones make me marvel.

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