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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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  • This should be a truly enjoyable momentous occasion seeing one of the seven wonders of the world! In the main it was amazing to see such history and share in the wonder and magnificent of these... 
    This should be a truly enjoyable momentous occasion seeing one of the seven wonders of the world! In the main it was amazing to see such history and share in the wonder and magnificent of these...  more »
  • The location was beautiful, however my wife and I had to cut the trip short due to the excessive harassment from the "guides" after politely declining their offer for the 20th time they started to... 
    The location was beautiful, however my wife and I had to cut the trip short due to the excessive harassment from the "guides" after politely declining their offer for the 20th time they started to...  more »
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  • The pyramids themselves are amazing to see. Great place to get some amazing photos. That said,, the entire place is a huge tourist trap and you need to go in with that attitude and that everyone is looking for $ even the site workers. Each step of the way they ask for $ and for you to take care of them. They are helpful and sly/pushy with helping you take photos however they expect $ for it. I recommend eating, drinking and using the restroom before hand. You can bring your own water. The hose and buggy rides are a nice way to limit walking in the sun, however animal lovers beware as they aren't and they don't spare the whip. The ATV rides outside the entrance are OK, however the equipment is junk and worn out..bent axles and all. They take you through basically a sewer to get to the desert. The desert had nice views but again a tourist trap as they have people staged out there with camels to take pictures with you and once again they expect $ whether you get on the camels or not. Overall, great place to get pictures and see one of the 7 wonders of the world, but go in with the right expectations!
  • The Pyramids of Giza are located just outside of Giza, Egypt. ... The Pyramids of Giza were built more than 1,200 years before the rule of King Tut. ... The Great Pyramid of Giza is 481 feet tall. ... The Egyptian people built the Pyramids of Giza. ... Visiting the Pyramids of Giza is easy. The Pyramids of Giza are the largest and most recognizable pyramid structures in the world. They were built to honor certain Pharaohs of the fourth ruling dynasty of Egypt during a period known as the Old Kingdom. The Old Kingdom was the first great era of Egyptian civilization and lasted from 2686 to 2181 BCE.

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