Pyramids of Giza, Giza

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The last of the original Seven Wonders of the World, Pyramids of Giza include a complex of World Heritage-listed ancient monuments, including the Great Pyramid. Dating back to around 2560 BCE, the pyramids were built by thousands of workers under the command of successive pharaohs, with teams of men carving millions of stone blocks at nearby quarries, transporting them to the site, then lifting them into position. The pyramids were used as tombs for the pharaohs, with interior temples, chambers, and galleries filled with offerings. The three main pyramids testify to the power of the pharaohs and the ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians--they have also inspired countless artists, architects, and rulers since their construction. To visit Pyramids of Giza and other attractions in Giza, use our Giza online visit planner.
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  • If you get to Cairo when the new museum is on line late 2020 you will find one GIGANTIC modern museum to tour, along with some sort of transportation system that will get you to nearby Pyramids and....  more »
  • We traveled with a Road Scholar group of 20 and an Egyptology professional who has been guiding for over 30 years. I highly recommend engaging a professional guide when you visit such a historic...  more »

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