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Views from the top of the Menkaure

These two photos date back to 1994. Then the pyramid of Menkaure was under next to no control, and one of the local tourist guides guided me up a safe route to the top. And yes, it was fabulous! Now, you cannot do this anymore.

Queens' Pyramids, Giza, Egypt

Menkaure' pyramid had 3 queen pyramids, and all evidence suggests that they all came into use. In the burial chamber in the middle one, the body of a young woman was found. Note that the two to the right are step pyramids, the one to the left (east) is built as a true pyramid.

Queens' Pyramids, Giza, Egypt

On this photo you can easily make out the mortuary temple and the causeway. From up above it looks nice, but down on the ground there are little but crude rocks.
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Giza
Introduction

1. Pyramids of Giza

2. Khufu (Cheops)

3. Inside

4. Solar boat and pits

5. Queen's pyramids

6. Khafre (Chephren)

7. Inside

8. Mortuary Complex

9. Menkaure (Mycerinus)

10. Inside

11. Views from the top

12. The Sphinx

13. Sphinx Temple

14. Mastabas

15. Seshemnufer 4

16. Neferbauptah

17. Iymery

18. Tomb of Khentkawes

19. The modern city

20. House boats

21. Roberts' Giza

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Intro

The Pyramids

Map


Khufu

Solar boat

Queen's pyramids


Khafre


Menkaure

Inside the Menkaure

Views from the top


The Sphinx


Mastabas

Tomb of Khentkawes

Modern city

House boats and the Nile

Roberts' Giza

Practicalties

Introduction to PYRAMIDS




By Tore Kjeilen