Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ancient Egypt

Whenever someone says Egypt, the first thing everyone thinks is pyramids. Few things on earth are as grand as these large structures. In fact, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only surviving wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It is said that it was the highest structure created by man for 4000 years until the Lincoln Cathedral was completed in 1311.
This majestic pyramid is a staggering 146 meters high! It is still one of the most massive structures created by man. Although hundred and thirty eight pyramids have been discovered, it presents itself as the most spectacular, not only because of its size but also because it is still almost untouched by the onslaught of the elements for centuries.

The Pyramid of Cheops is located near a grandiose spectacle. Although it is not as large as the Great Pyramid, it never fails overwhelmed by its steepness. The presence of pyramids and colossal sphinx near the Giza Necropolis has a magical effect on people who visit the site. The experience of being surrounded by so many ancient structures invariably takes visitors to the time of the Pharaohs ruled land. In the middle of a desert where you can not see anything related to modern civilization, it is easy to forget the vicissitudes of our new fangled way life.Previously pyramids were thought were built by slaves who been forced to play the rulers. However, studies on the graves of those who built the pyramids suggest that they were not slaves because some of these tombs are very ornate. These tombs have become tourist attractions in their own right because of their interesting shapes. In addition, the fact that their graves are so close to the pyramids of the pharaohs show that they enjoyed high because slaves could not be allowed to build tombs near pyramids kings.If social situation you love to travel, Ancient Egypt has more to offer than the pyramids. The Abu Simbel temple has captured the imagination of thousands of tourists. The majestic structure is located on the banks of the Nile and reminded all who sail on the river of the power of the pharaohs. For people who love to travel, ancient Egyptian sites are havens where they like to lose.

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