The Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
Khufu's (Cheops) Great Pyramid
The only one remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Near Khufu's Pyramid, his disinterred Solar Boat and other burial buildings.
Khufu, Khafra, and Menakura Pyramids
Khafra's (or Khafre, Chephren) Pyramid
with facing stone remaining at the top
A viewing point
You can drive here to photograph the three pyramids lined up. After you learn how to fend off the camel drivers and souvenir sellers, it's fun to watch the other tourists negotiate, take fright on a camel ride, and amuse the vendors.
The City at the edge
"This year ... at the foot of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, construction will begin on a $335 million museum, conservation center and conference center by the Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects, who beat out some 1,500 other applicants in one of the largest architectural competitions ever." - Virginia Gardiner, 2006-01-05, 'Dublin Design Poised to Break Out', New York Times, page F7, col. 2
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