The Pyramids of Giza
The Golden Age of the pyramids was
when the great pyramids at Giza were constructed during the historical
period of the Old Kingdom (2686 BC - 2181 BC) to celebrate the Ancient
Egyptian Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. The massive stones used
to build the Pyramids of Giza were transported by ships along the Nile
and then via man-made canals to the building sites of the Giza pyramids.
The Sphinx is a mysterious stone
colossus with the head of a man and the body of a lion. Mysterious
passages pierce the great Sphinx and connect it with the Second Pyramid
built by the Pharaoh Khafre, which is three hundred feet west of it.
There is a chapel located between the out-stretched feet of the sphinx
which was uncovered in 1816. A small temple is located behind the great
monument which is formed of great blocks of red Syene granite.
Location of Giza
Our Egypt travel guide
differentiates between the sites of Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt
originally consisted of two parts which were called Upper and Lower
Egypt. Giza is located in
Upper Egypt was the valley area in the South and Lower Egypt was
the delta area in the North. Upper and Lower Egypt each had their own
governments and rulers. These two parts Egypt were eventually united in
3118BC. Plan your Tour of Egypt around the most important and ancient sites of Lower Egypt, including Giza, using our travel guide.
Each section of this Egyptian website addresses all topics and
provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of
Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details
of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of Egypt, the Ancient Egyptians and of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, King Tut.