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To start this slideshow click on this picture – once it starts you can advance each slide by clicking on it or wait and it will advance automatically after 5 seconds To exit this slideshow use the Back Arrow on your Browser to return to our Egypt Webpage RPS.LAM GIZA Photographs by RPS The Pyramids of Giza are the only survivors of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid of Khufu was originally 480feet high and incorporates 2.3 million stone blocks, averaging 2.5 tons in weight each. The second of the 3 pyramids, The Pyramid of Khafre, Khufu’s son, still retains some of the white limestone casing that originally covered all three pyramids. The third pyramid, The Pyramid of Menkaure, Khafre’s successor, is the smallest. Below the ridge on which the pyramids stand, lies the enigma that is The Sphinx. The Great Sphinx is believed to be the most immense stone sculpture in the round ever made by man. Much controversy still surrounds the age of the Great Sphinx, although it is still attributed to the 4 th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. Lyn and I visited the Giza Plateau a number of times in1988 & 1989. It is immensely impressive and too vast to really do it justice in photographs. After weaving our way through the camel men, all part of the “game”, we spent many exciting hours exploring the site. These are just a few of the photographs we took.
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