Sphinx

Pyramids Of Giza Miracle Of Eternal Egypt

Giza pyramids, One of the most mysterious wonders of the world in the world. Tourists flock to Egypt every year, only to be able to see them. Visiting those pyramids is an experience that many people want to take, It is an unforgettable visit.

In the end, it is the only remaining element of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Like the saying, “one fears time, and time fears the pyramids.” To this day, scientists and researchers are still confused about the way the pyramids were built.

Royal Tombs

Giza pyramids are located on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile. Because this is where the sunsets every evening, symbolizing the world of the dead. Pyramids built more than 4000 years ago, between 2480 and 2550 BC. It includes three pyramids, Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

The pyramids are royal tombs. Each bearing the name of the king who built it and was buried in it,  and the hierarchical construction here is a stage in the development of the tomb architecture in ancient Egypt. Constructed the pyramid of Khufu in Giza on an area of ​​13 acres, followed by the pyramid of Khafre and Menkaure.

                                                                     

Khufu’s pyramid

The pyramid of Khufu is the largest pyramid among the pyramids of Giza and the greatest building of the earth. It contains three burial chambers. It took almost 23 years to build.

What distinguishes it from other pyramids is that it is the only one that has concave faces on its four sides. If you look at it from the ground, it is impossible to notice that. But you can see it from the air, if the lighting conditions are correct, and at certain times of the day.

                                       

Khafre’s Pyramid

The Pyramid of Khafra is the middle pyramid t, built by King Khafra, the fourth king of the Fourth Dynasty, the son of King Khufu. Within his hierarchical group, they found statues in the private valley temple. Which is now in the Egyptian Museum.

Menkaure’s pyramid

It is the smallest of the three pyramids in Giza. Built from limestone. Also at the end of it is a vestibule lined with stone, leading to a horizontal corridor, after which the burial chamber is located.

Also, they found a wooden sarcophagus bearing the name of Menkaure with its mummy. South of the Pyramid, three pyramids are dedicated to queens.

       

Sphinx

On the high plateau in front of the three pyramids, the Sphinx stands guard for it. Which is a statue of a lion’s body and a human head and is one of the largest sculptures in the world. Reaching a length of about 240 feet (73 meters) and a height of 66 feet (20 meters).

The pyramids, with their size, can amaze those who see them. As for the Sphinx, it is the statue that makes you feel intimidated by the place. As if he is telling you that you are now in the presence of the kings. And he is the guard of this world. Its greatness is magnificent in its sculptures and its solidity with time.

     

In conclusion, visit the Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy the opportunity to explore more about one of the most famous civilizations in the history of mankind. You can spend a whole day visiting and you can take the most beautiful memorial pictures there.

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the great Sphinx of Giza

what is the story of the Great Sphinx? who was the king building it?

the story of the Great Sphinx is a great one as this is a colossal limestone 4,500 years old statue, it’s location is near the great pyramid of Giza.

It’s considered one of the most fascinating and wonderful landmarks in Egypt.

Its measurement is 73 meters in length and 20 meters in height.

What is the Sphinx?

It features to be with a human male face and a lion’s body with some variations.

The Sphinx, in ancient Egypt, was considered as a spiritual guardian.

Most of the time represented with human head and pharaoh headdress and some of the sphinxes were also included in some tombs and temples.

For example, the sphinx alley that located in Luxor is a two-mile avenue 

It links between Luxor and Karnak temples and it’s surrounded with smaller Sphinx statues.

There are Sphinxes that have similarity to woman pharaoh as Hatshepsut

There is a large alabaster Sphinx that exists at the temple of Ramesside in Memphis, Egypt.

The Sphinx is imported from Egypt to Greece and Asia about 15th to 16 th century B.C.

The Asian Sphinx is figured with eagle wings, most often female look, often raise one paw and sat on its haunches.

The Sphinx in Greece also has wings and a serpent tail as well.

How old is the great Sphinx?

The most widely accepted theory about when the Great Sphinx was built, is that it was constructed for Khafre around 2603 –  2578 B.C.

As some hieroglyphic reliefs say that the king Khufu, the father of Khafre, built the greatest and oldest pyramid of the three pyramids of Giza.

When Khafre became a king, he built his own pyramid next to his father’s pyramid and it’s 10 feats shorter than Khufu pyramid.

But Khufu pyramid is encircled by more statues as the great Sphinx.

There are some suggestions say that the great Sphinx has been painted because of the red dye on its face

According to the organization of the Sphinx and the pyramids, some scientists believe that there was a celestial goal from the temple and the great Sphinx

That was to resurrect the soul of Khafre by directing the power of the sun god and other gods also.

Khafre:

There are several pieces of evidences that link Khafre and his temple complex with the great Sphinx.

The reason for that is, the face and head of the Sphinx is very similar to life-size monuments of king Khafre, that have been found on the valley temple.

In addition to the remnants of the causeway that tie the mortuary temple next to Khafre’s pyramids, to the valley temple.

at the beginning of the 1900s, another ancient building was discovered, just in front of the Great Sphinx, it’s called the Sphinx temple and it has a similar design to the valley temple.

In the 1980s, another evidence was discovered that suggested that the limestones that used in building the walls of the Sphinx came from the ditch around the statue.

 It’s also believed that the workers transferred Quarry blocks for the temple of Sphinx during the great Sphinx construction.

Researchers suggested that it might have taken three years and 100 workers to the carve out the great Sphinx from the limestone.

There are some other shreds of evidence show that the workers quit suddenly before completely finish building the temple and the great Sphinx

As there was a leftover of workman’s lunch, some tool kits, and partially quarried bedrock.  

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