"One of the Seven Wonders" Giza & El-Dokki Neighborhood Tip by Shofja

Giza & El-Dokki Neighborhood, Cairo: 102 reviews and 211 photos

by Shofja

The Pyramids of Gizah ? the only one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World that is still intact.
Tree Pyramids ? Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafre) and Mycerinus (Menkaure).
The most popular, of course, is the Great Pyramid or Pyramid of Cheops (second king of the 4th Dynasty ? 2551-2528 BC) . This is the largest Pyramid in Egypt ? it?s size orginally is 146 m high. The Great Pyramid contains an estimated 2,3 million stone blocks.
The Pyramid of Chephren (2520-2494 BC) ? son of Cheops was built on higher ground, but it?s, of course, smaller as the Great Pyramid. Chephren?s Pyramid is 143 metres high.
The third Pyramid is much smaller as two others and was built by son of Chephren ? Mycerinus. This Pyramid was never finished.

Address: Al Haram Str., Gizeh, Cairo
Directions: Centered at Giza Bridge - Al Haram & Salah Salem
Website: http://www.touregypt.net

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  • Written Jan 29, 2004
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