For over 3,800 years, the pyramid of Giza stood tall and proud, commanding respect for the great Egyptian civilization. It was not until late 18th century that modern architecture built buildings that could rival the pyramid of Giza.

Visit the historical Pyramids of Giza

For over 3,800 years, the pyramid of Giza stood tall and proud, commanding respect for the great Egyptian civilization. It was not until late 18th century that modern architecture built buildings that could rival the pyramid of Giza.

The pyramid was a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaohs and their families. It was built in 2584 BC. At the height of 139 meters, the pyramid was the foremost description of how ingenious the ancient Egyptians were. It’s most mentioned architects includes; Khufu, Hemiunu and Imhotep - the father of Egyptian architecture.

The Pyramid of Giza has three several distinct chambers. The lowest is cut into the bedrock, while the Queen's and King's chamber are located above. Among the Pharaohs though to be buried here include; Khufu, Imhotep, Hemiunu among others.

The Egyptian district of Giza is a hotbed for tourist activities. It has attracted hundreds of tourists from around the world for its historical pyramids. Although the three pyramids of Giza are the focal point, there is also the Grand Museum of Egypt, an architectural marvel that has replaced the Egyptian Museum in Midan Tahrir.

Tourists to the Giza district are well advised to carry sunblock lotion, sunglasses, hiking boots, a lot of drinking water, sun hats, and a good camera. To get to the Pyramids of Giza, you can use Metro Line 2 now runs from Cairo into Giza. You will get off at Giza Station and then use the green public 900 and 997 buses that will take you to the Pyramids that are 8 kilometers due southwest. Alternatively, you can use taxis from Cairo or bus routes 355 or 357.

The Pyramids of Giza are still one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. The Egypt of the past was a great power and therefore a good place to sample the ancient world. A visit here is not only awe inspiring, but also a historical study. You will be doing yourself a great disservice by not visiting the pyramids at least once in your lifetime.

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