The Giza Plain

The Giza Plain

The Giza Plain is one of the most famous areas of Egypt thanks to the large necropolis that stands there, one of the most important not only of ancient Egypt but also of the world, symbol of one of the greatest civilizations of the past. 

Inside this necropolis there are numerous complexes but his most famous works are the three great pyramids, that of Cheops, Chephren and Menkaure. The Great Pyramid of Giza, or rather that of Cheops, is the oldest of the three pyramids of the necropolis of Giza. It is also the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and is the only one to be practically intact. It reaches a height of 146.6 meters for a width at its base of more than 230 meters.

In ancient times it was covered with a smooth layer of stones, and it is supposed that the tip was golden. 

Its interior consists of a series of narrow tunnels that create a real labyrinth to protect the tomb of the Pharaoh.

The pyramid of Chephren and the tomb dedicated to the ruler of the Fourth Dynasty and is located near that of Cheops. Its height was originally 143.5 meters but today, with the wear and tear of time, it measures 136.4 meters. This pyramid is the second largest and has the same characteristics as that of Cheops but in a minor form.

The pyramid of Menkaure is the third and smallest of the group. Its current height is 62 meters, and its construction took place much faster than the others. Originally the pyramid was supposed to be all covered with the spectacular red granite of Aswan but the premature death of the Pharaoh did not allow the total coating.

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