The Pyramids in Egypt are a number of pyramid-shaped tombs of pharaos built with cut stones. 118 pyramids have been found so far in Egypt, with the most famous being the ones in Giza near Cairo. The pyramids were built during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods, 4 1/2 thousand years ago. The pyramids in Giza consist of the Cheops (Keops or Great Pyramid of Giza) pyramid, the Chephren (Khafre) pyramid and the Mykerinos (Menkaure) pyramid. The Cheops pyramid is the largest one and was initially 146.5m high and had a basis of 230m. Next to the Pyramids in Giza lies the Sphynx, a huge statue of a mythical creature, the largest monolith statue in the world. South of Cairo is the Saqqara (Sakkara, Saqqarah or Sakhara) site where the step pyramid of Djoser is located.
01 Panorama view of the Giza pyramids 02 Panorama view of the Giza pyramids 03 Panorama view of the Giza pyramids
04 Panorama view of the Giza pyramids 05 Cheops pyramid 06 Cheops pyramid
07 Cheops pyramid 08 Front side of the Cheops pyramid 09 Close view of the Cheops pyramid 10 Pyramid stones
11 Chephren pyramid 12 Tip of the Chephren pyramid 13 Chephren pyramid 14 Close view of the Chephren pyramid
15 Chephren pyramid 16 Mykerinos pyramid 17 Mykerinos pyramid
18 Pyramid detail 19 Mykerinos pyramid 20 Panorama view of the Giza pyramids
21 Panorama view of the Giza pyramids 22 Panorama view of the Giza pyramids 23 Cheops and Chephren Pyramids
24 Chephren and Mykerinos pyramids 25 Sphinx 26 Sphinx
27 Sphinx 28 Head of the Sphinx 29 Head of the Sphinx 30 Saqqara - Djoser complex
31 Saqqara 32 Saqqara 33 Saqqara pyramid 34 Saqqara
01 Funerary complex of Djoser 02 Funerary complex of Djoser 03 Roofed colonnade corridor 04 Pillars 05 Tomb
06 Snake wall 07 Ruins of columns 08 Hieroglyphs carved on wall
09 Hieroglyphs carved on wall 10 Tomb door 11 Djoser step pyramid 12 Djoser step pyramid
13 Panoramic view of Sakkara site 14 Djoser step pyramid 15 Djoser step pyramid
16 Djoser step pyramid 17 Djoser step pyramid 18 Djoser step pyramid 19 Abusir pyramids
20 Mereruka romb complex 21 Mereruka romb complex 22 Frescoes inside the Mereruka tomb
23 Frescoes inside the Mereruka tomb 24 Frescoes inside the Mereruka tomb 25 Frescoes inside the Mereruka tomb 26 Frescoes inside the Mereruka tomb
27 Frescoes inside the Mereruka tomb 28 Hieroglyphs carved on wall 29 Tomb door 30 Wall carvings
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