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Giza



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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David Roberts' Giza in late 1830's

David Roberts' Giza in late 1830's

In the 19th century, the pyramids of Giza had gained their fame, but the apparently short trip from Cairo could still be quite an adventure, with no real roads and no bridges crossing the Nile.
Giza was then only a village, allowing the pyramids to rest almost full solitude, with the sandy waves of the wild desert smoothing out everything between the great structures. Roberts' attention was clearly drawn to the Sphinx, which had only its head protruding, calling for the imagination of all visitors. David Roberts' Giza in late 1830's



By Tore Kjeilen