The pyramids of Giza are among the wonders of the Ancient World. We saw the Red Pyramid, the Black pyramid, the step pyramid and the bent pyramid as well. The light and sound show at night at the Pyramid of Giza is truly outstanding.
The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.The second historically documented Egyptian pyramid is attributed to the architect Imhotep, who created a pyramid composed of a number of “steps” that decreased in size towards its apex. The result was the Step Pyramid of Djoser.
Amenemhet III was the last powerful ruler of the 12th Dynasty, and the pyramid he built at Hawarra, near Faiyum, is believed to post-date the so-called “Black Pyramid” built by the same ruler at Dahshur.The southern Pyramid of Snofru, commonly known as the Bent Pyramid, is believed to be the first Egyptian pyramid intended by its builders to be a “true” smooth-sided pyramid. The Red Pyramid is the world’s first successfully completed smooth-sided pyramid. The structure is also the third largest pyramid in Egypt – after the pyramids of Khufu and Khafre at Giza.
Pyramids of Giza
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