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The Great Pyramids

The Great Pyramids - cheops, imhotep, egypt, pyramids, giza, chephren, religious, arquitecture, great pyramids, mycerinus
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The pyramids of Giza are perhaps the only true rival to the Great Sphinx when one thinks of ancient Egypt and its architecture. The Valley of Giza-- with its wonderful monuments-- is truly a marvel of architectural prowess. The three largest pyramids located in the valley consist of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different king of Egypt.

All three pyramids were built during the Third and Fourth Dynasty; these structures resulted from a monumental effort by the king (and his sons). The Pyramid of Khufu has a base which covers roughly a nine acre area (approximately 392,040 square feet). The Pyramid of Menkaura, unlike the other pyramids, has granite covering one tier of its base. The Pyramid of Khafre had a two-tiered base encased in granite.

Unfortunately, like many of the great kings of the Old Kingdom of Egypt, the Pyramids of Menkaura, Khufu, and Kafhre were not finished by the end of each respective king's reign. As an example: in the case of Menkaura, the king died before its construction was completed. The monuments of Giza and the entire Giza Valley stand as a marvelous reminder of the skill executed in the creation of the pyramids, and are truly fabulous to see.


spanish_girl Uploaded by spanish_girl on . The Great Pyramids - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: The Great Pyramids. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 38178. The pyramids of Giza are perhaps the only true rival to the Great Sphinx when one thinks of ancient Egypt and its architecture. The Valley of Giza-- with its wonderful monuments-- is truly a marvel of architectural prowess. The three largest pyramids located in the valley consist of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different king of Egypt.

All three pyramids were built during the Third and Fourth Dynasty; these structures resulted from a monumental effort by the king (and his sons). The Pyramid of Khufu has a base which covers roughly a nine acre area (approximately 392,040 square feet). The Pyramid of Menkaura, unlike the other pyramids, has granite covering one tier of its base. The Pyramid of Khafre had a two-tiered base encased in granite.

Unfortunately, like many of the great kings of the Old Kingdom of Egypt, the Pyramids of Menkaura, Khufu, and Kafhre were not finished by the end of each respective king's reign. As an example: in the case of Menkaura, the king died before its construction was completed. The monuments of Giza and the entire Giza Valley stand as a marvelous reminder of the skill executed in the creation of the pyramids, and are truly fabulous to see.


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Wallpaper Comments (7)

artman225
Posted by artman225 on 01/22/12 at 11:13 PM
And I can be happy and see you in the pyramids.
Steif_MAAD
Posted by Steif_MAAD on 05/23/10 at 08:52 PM
wow!!!! my home :):):) +1fav
Ahava
Posted by Ahava on 05/23/10 at 03:53 PM
So lovely.. reminds me of my Egyptian friend, Josephine.. she studied Egyptology at University of Cairo. There's an ancient mmulet at the Cairo Museum with her name on it, her dig team found it in the Valley of the Kings. ;)
abinandan27
Posted by abinandan27 on 02/03/10 at 10:31 AM
very nice..:D
Hot-Sauce
Posted by Hot-Sauce on 01/03/10 at 05:49 AM
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NONO
Posted by NONO on 04/05/09 at 06:57 PM
beautiful !
bagus dan indah sekali !
cristinne
Posted by cristinne on 01/29/09 at 08:32 AM
that`s beautiful
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Total Downloads: 5,017
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Uploaded By: spanish_girl
Date Uploaded: January 26, 2009
Filename: Pyramids.jpg
Original Resolution: 1024x768
File Size: 731.16KB
Category: Monuments

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