Thursday, June 07, 2007

While driving to Memphis


This picture was taken during my journey to Memphis.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Saqqara



Situated on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile, about ten kilometers south of Giza, Saqqara was the most important necropolis of the Memphis, the capital of the ancient Egypt.It was here that the first pyramid in Egypt history was built.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The Pyramid of Menkaure


The Pyramid of Menkaure and the three Queen's Pyramids.

The third Pyramid at Giza, built by the Pharaoh Menkaure, is 65 meters high and is therefore much smaller than the other two. Pharaoh is the the title of the ancient Egyptian Kings.

On the southern side of the Pyramid there are three Queen's Pyramids for the Royal Wives.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Optical Ilusion
The Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Khafre


The Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Khafre

Because of an optical illusion created by the different inclination of the faces of the two pyramids and by the different ground level, one gets the impression that the Pyramid of Khafre (built on a slightly elevated position) is the largest.

However the Pyramid of Khufu is actually larger than any other.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Great Pyramids of Giza


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Here we have the Pyramids of which were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the most recent times the necropolis of Giza was made part of Unesco's Heritage of Humanity list.

In this post I used google maps API to show this satellite image map of the Pyramids. Feel free to manage the map and navigate around the world.