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The Great Pyramids at GIZA

The pyramids at Giza are one of the wonders of the world.
I did visit them already in 1962. At that time climbing the large Cheops pyramid was alowed. See one of my images from the top.

The Great Pyramid of Giza, Cheops From the Top

In the panorama by Tom Policiano you will see the Chufu (Cheops) pyramid to the right. The Cheops is also known as The Great Pyramid and is one of the Seven Wonders.
It is 450 feet/137.2 meters in height.

Pan to the right and look down and you see the Sphinx.
To the left is the Khafre (Chefren) 448 feet/136.5 meters in height and the next is the much smaller Menkaure (Mycerinus)

NEWS: On the 17th of sept. 2002 a new chamber in the Cheops pyramid was opened. The expectations about this event has been high, Read about it at Great Pyramid Keeps Secret of the Shaft for Now

Information about the Giza pyramides
NOVA Online/Pyramids/Explore the Pyramids
The Seven Wonders: The Great Pyramid of Giza
Giza

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Photo © 2004 Tom Policano

Tom Policano is an associate Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester NY. At his personal website you can see nature images and travel photos from Japan, Egypt and Kuala Lumpur.