The Magnificent Pyramids of Giza

Giza Pyramids are monumental beauties, preserving the old Egyptian belief for almost 4,500 years. They have been conserving faith, which has been preserved amongst the Egyptians for several years, till their pharaohs become godlike in the afterlife. To prepare themselves for the next life, the pharaohs forged prodigious Pyramid tombs that were equipped with all the necessities that the emperor would need to subsist and flourish in the world after life. Located on the Giza Plateau near the city of Cairo, the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza is one out of the three pyramids initiated in the year 2550 B.C. (approximately). This tower of 481 feet, happens to be the oldest and largest pyramid amongst the three pyramids of the Giza complex, which was constructed during the rule of Pharaoh Khufu. In around 2520 B.C., the second Giza pyramid was built by Khufu’s son, Pharaoh Khafre, and the third and last of Giza Pyramids was constructed in 2490 B.C. by Pharaoh Menkaure, which was smallest amongst the three.

The Great Pyramid of Giza, often called the Pyramid of Khufu, is the last of the seven wonders of the ancient world. For almost 3000 years, the Pyramid was the first (and only) tallest creation made by the humans until 1889 CE when the Eiffel Tower in Paris was completed.  After having a look at the ancient and magnificent engineering techniques practiced previously, the scientists were eager to discover how these pyramids were made and constructed. Upon their search, they were able to learn a lot about the people who built them, but not much about how they were actually built.

The Pyramid is an extraordinary and phenomenal creation that is attributed to its skilled workers and artisans, who have strived hard to portray and reflect the life the ancient Egyptians through sculpted art forms.

The carved art depicts the costumes of the people, their religious rituals, burial practices, carpentry, occupied farmers in the fields, fowling and fishing.

Pyramid structures remained a part of the Egyptian culture until the end of the Middle Kingdom, but all the pyramids that were built afterwards were comparatively smaller and less notable. It was even claimed by authors Briar and Hobbs that the successors of the New Kingdom robbed all the pyramids to construct royal tombs in a desert valley, which was later known as the Valley of the Kings.

The reason behind the remarkable touristic flow in the city of Cairo in Egypt greatly relies on the Great Pyramids of Giza. Tourists prefer visiting the pyramids through organized tours since these tourist guides would enrich your knowledge by taking you through the entire history of the pyramids – which is quite fascinating!

A full-day tour at the Great Pyramids of Giza will be a glorious experience for the history lovers, who have an abundant amount of time to explore and admire the beauty of ancient sites in Giza. A sound and light show, which is organized at the Giza Pyramids, gives an alternative and alluring view of the ancient sculptures lit up under the night sky along with a historic narration by inscrutable sphinx. The best time to visit the Pyramids of Giza is from October to April, when the weather is quite pleasant.

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