How To Live With The Pharaohs In Giza Pyramids!
On the magic golden sand -where the ancient Egyptians walked to build one of their greatest antiquates that is the Great Egyptian Pyramids of Giza- you can enter the time gab to 4,500 years ago and walk on the same place to live hours of your life with the ancient Egyptians.
On the west side of the river, where the ancient Egyptians said goodbye to their dead kings and bury them in the greatest tombs in history, which are the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, you can enjoy living this interesting history and go back to the ancient Egypt period.
Pyramids of Giza are the oldest antiquates in Egypt, which increases their value more and more. They are built in the 4th Dynasty (circa 2550 B.C).
That is why it is preferred for the most to make their first destination in Cairo to Giza pyramids. In a few steps far away from the western bank of the Nile where the dead kings and queens went through with the sunset to the underworld-, the great ancient Egyptians carried numerous & high-quality limestone to build these great tombs.
Location of Giza Pyramids
They selected this place near o the Nile bank, where they get the heavy limestone that used to build the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza. Also, this site was far away from moisture and wet at the same time, creating at the end a creative design that lives for long decades.
That is how, although the great weight of the Pyramids of Giza, they are still in good condition. As the firm crock base was kept far away from cracking. So, please do not hesitate to visit the place which tells how the genius in the building architectural designs of the pharaohs.
If you visited the Egyptian Pyramids before, we realize well how you need to repeat this wonderful visit. Maybe you need to take the experiment to feel the full excitement.
Pyramids of Giza Light Show
Actually, your day in the Great Pyramids of Giza won’t end with the sunset, but you can begin another exciting time with Giza pyramids at night, listening to the light and sound show.
Still, there are a lot of stories and facts about the pharaohs; you will be surprised when realizing them that will be offered with a stunning audio-visual display. You will learn more about the guardian of the Giza Necropolis for over 5000 years, which is the Giza sphinx.
Every day, we bring the history alive to you in the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza nights, using the sound show and the great light. You will feel in this show that the pharaohs who had left life for thousands of years come back to tell you more about them.
Know More About Egyptian Pyramids of Giza
Visiting Giza pyramids means that you will go back in time to spend time in the Memphis ancient Egypt City, which is the source of authority of the Old Kingdom within this period; (2686—2181 BC).
Actually, Memphis, Egypt, was the most powerful city in the whole world at this period, so its rulers were the most important in the whole world, who thought of building the Egyptian Pyramids as tombs for themselves.
The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs believed that they would be gods in the afterlife. That is why they had built these great tombs for themselves. And they filled these royal tombs with all the things they will use as rulers in guiding and sustaining themselves in the next world.
Pharaoh Khufu decided to build the first Giza pyramid project in 2550 B.C, establishing the greatest pyramid in Egypt.
It is the first national project in Egypt that built jointly by a huge number of the most professional workers from all over Egypt, under the supervision of the most creative engineer, who is Ham Enou, the engineer of the king.
It is the tallest, largest, and most famous pyramid. After its establishment, it becomes and still is one of the “Seven wonders of the Ancient World.”It was the tallest building in the whole world until the Eiffel Tower is built.
Then how tall is the Great Pyramid of Giza?
Most archaeologists believe that the Great Pyramid during construction was 280 feet (146.5 feet) tall on the Egyptian scale. But with erosion and the absence of its own pyramid segment, its current height became 138.8 meters (455.4 feet). Each side of the base was 440 cubits, 230.4 meters (755.9 ft) long.
The pyramid’s mass estimation is around 5.9 million tons. It contains around 1,300,000 blocks ranging in weight from 2.5 tons to 15 tons. The volume of the pyramid plus the inner mound is approximately 2.5 million cubic meters. Its square base covers 13 acres. That is why the process of building this pyramid lasted for a period of 20 years.
Sure now you need to know more about pharaoh Khufu facts, who had built a great structure as the Khufu pyramid. He was one of the rulers of the Fourth Dynasty who took power after Senefru to be the second ruler of this Dynasty. after getting power; he decided to establish this pyramid. More info waits for you once visiting the pyramids.
Are you dreaming of finding yourself in the heart of this great pyramid? You already can; what you need to do is to book a ticket and bend down within walking the pyramid corridor, to find yourself at the end in the burial chamber to live the adventuring.
Pyramid of Khafre
It is the medium pyramid built by Khafre, who was the fourth king of the Fourth Dynasty, and who was the son of the Khufu. The Khafre pyramid seems taller than the great pyramid of Giza. As it locates on a higher part of the plateau. Then, what is the middle pyramid of Giza height!
It has a height of 143.5 meters, a length of 215.5 meters, and an angle of inclination of 53.10 °. In this pyramid, there is no corridor that leads to the heart of the pyramid, as the burial chamber is under the ground.
The entrance leads to a descending corridor with a granite roof and a slope of 22 degrees. It ends at a rampart that leads to a horizontal path; then, a ramped path leads to the burial chamber. You can easily know the pyramid of Khafre by the layers of its original casing stones. Book your visit to see that yourself.
It is the third and the smallest pyramid among the three greatest pyramids in Egypt. Pharaoh Menkaure, son of King Khafre who had built it. Each of its ribs is 108.5 meters long and 65.5 meters high. But now 62 meters high after its outer covering has fallen.
Its inclination is 51 ° 20′25 ″ (Saqd 53⁄5), and its entrance is to the north. The entrance rises about 4 meters above the ground and leads to a descending corridor 31 meters long. Its slight angle is about 17 degrees.
Most archaeologists assure that the design of this pyramid developed to be bigger, and his design was simple than it has already been now. When visiting the Mykerinus pyramid, do not ignore to visit the other three small pyramids. They are located south of it. Each one of them with a temple and has an internal structure.
The great sphinx of Giza
Once you visit the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, you will see this great statue. It is standing from thousands of years ago strongly as a guard for the pyramids. That is why the pharaohs had designed it with a body of a lion and the head of a human. It is the Great statue of the Sphinx that carved from limestone.
The archeologists have different opinions about who had built The great Sphinx, as some of them think that it represents king Khafre, collecting the power of the lion and the wisdom of man. But some archaeologists believe that King Khufu was the one who built it, where the face of the Sphinx resembles a statue of Khufu.
But most believed that it was designed to be the sun god. When you visit the Great Sphinx, you will be in the same place where the great pharaohs stood to visit Sphinx, including (Ra-Mis) II and King Tutankhamun. You can book your visit here.
Notes You Need To Know About Pyramids of Giza
- The Fee to enter the Pyramids of Giza is 200 L.E
- The Entrance Fee for inside the Great Pyramid is 300 L.E
- The Entrance Fee for inside the 2nd or the 3rd Pyramid 100 L.E
- Pyramids Sound and Light Show is 300 L.E
- The official visit hours are from 7 am. to 5 pm.
- The ticket office closes at 4 pm.