pyramidsSunday September 12, 2004
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Approaching the pyramid site. Left the great pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), to the right the pyramid of Khafre (Chephren).
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Khufu pyramidSunday September 12, 2004
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UFO landing on top of the pyramid.
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Khafre pyramidSunday September 12, 2004
Khafre pyramid, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
(Chephren pyramid) Personally, I prefer this pyramid over the Khufu one, although is a bit smaller (only 60cm or so). The white area on the top used to be part the smooth top layer, which covered the whole pyramid ones.
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Khufu pyramidSunday September 12, 2004
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"Very big, very old" (Camel owner, 1999 - quote from the Lonely Planet) This one hasn't any top layer left.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
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Burried on and off uptill it's neck in sand for 4500 years, the Sphinx was finally cleared again to reveal a lion's body in 1926.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
Sphinx, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Very original shot of the Sphinx... To the left the smaller pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus) and right again the Khafre pyramid.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
Sphinx, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
The Sphinx owes it's name to the ancient Greeks, for who it resembled a mythical winged monster with a woman's head and lion's body, killing anyone who was unable to answer it's riddles... (Now a days that job it strictly reserved to the local camel owners and hasslers.)
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
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According to a recent investigation, the Sphinx probably portrays pharaoh Khafre. Though judging from the cheeckbones, I think it looks more like a woman.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
Sphinx, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
The nose was cut off by an Arab in the 15th century. Napoleon's soldiers also took some shots at the head. It's fallen beard is on display in London's British Museum.
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Khafre pyramidSunday September 12, 2004
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East side of the pyramid. (looks very much like the north, south and west side.)
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Giza pyramids panoramaSunday September 12, 2004
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Panoramic view of Giza town, viewed from between the pyramid of Khafre (Chephren, l), the great pyramid of Khufu (Cheops, barely visible right behind Khafre's pyramid) and the small pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus, r).
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CementerySunday September 12, 2004
Cementery, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Ancient Egyptian Cementary, west of the Khufu pyramid.
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