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Pyramids of Giza

The last remaining wonder of the ancient world; for nearly 4000 years, the extraordinary shape, impeccable geometry and sheer bulk of the Giza Pyramids have invited the obvious questions: ‘How were we built, and why…
Archaeological Site in Giza Pyramids

Great Pyramid of Khufu

The oldest pyramid in Giza and the largest in Egypt, Khufu’s Great Pyramid stood 146m high when it was completed around 2570 BC. After 46 windy centuries, its height has been reduced by 9m.There isn’t much to see in…
Archaeological Site in Giza Pyramids

Sphinx

Known in Arabic as Abu Al Hol (Father of Terror), this sculpture of a man with the haunches of a lion was dubbed the Sphinx by the ancient Greeks because it resembled their mythical winged monster who set riddles an…
Archaeological Site in Giza Pyramids

Pyramid of Khafre

Khafre, the second pyramid, seems larger than that of Khafre's father, Khufu. At just 136m high, it’s not, but it stands on higher ground and its peak is still capped with the original polished limestone casing. Ori…
Archaeological Site in Giza Pyramids

Pyramid of Menkaure

At 62m (originally 66.5m), this pyramid is the smallest of the trio, only about one-tenth the bulk of the Great Pyramid. The pharaoh Menkaure died before the structure was finished – around the bottom are several co…
Museum in Giza Pyramids

Cheops Boat Museum

Immediately south of the Great Pyramid is this fascinating museum with exactly one object on display: one of Cheops' five solar barques (boats), buried near his pyramid, and unearthed in 1954. This huge, stunning an…
Arts Centre in Giza Pyramids

Wissa Wassef Art Centre

The artisans of the Wissa Wassef Art Centre, who work in open studios, are known for their distinctive tapestries depicting rural scenes. Crude imitations are standard in souvenir shops; the ones for sale and on dis…
Cemetery in Giza Pyramids

Eastern Cemetery

In this cemetery, on the eastern flank of the Queen's Pyramids, you can still see the perfectly smooth limestone facing along the bases of some structures. The 4th-dynasty Tomb of Meresankh III, after 25 years of cl…
Cemetery in Giza Pyramids

Western Cemetery

Private cemeteries are tucked into the hill alongside the causeways, as well as arrayed in neat rows around the Pyramids in a grid pattern. Only a few of the tombs are open to the public at any given time. At the no…
Egyptian in Giza Pyramids

Khan Al Khalili

This casual restaurant at Mena House has huge windows opening on to the Pyramids – a great place to rest up for lunch after a morning of Pyramids sightseeing. The menu offers plenty of mezze plus traditional mains o…