Each day the sun sets on the bustling city of Cairo, and the famous pyramids on the Giza plateau, south of Cairo, are absorbed into the night sky. These colossal structures are never out of sight completely, as they reawaken at night during the magnificent Sound and Lightshow.
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|Khufu’s pyramid, now known as the Great Pyramid, was built with a ground plan of 230 square meters and a height of 146.5 meters when it was completed around 2600 BC. It is unusual compared to other pyramids, because the king’s burial chamber is not below ground or at ground level, but in the core of the pyramid itself. There are approximately 2.3 million limestone blocks in this pyramid, averaging 2.5 tons each. The most accepted idea about the pyramids’ construction is that they were built by teams of slaves over a period of 30 years, under the Pharaoh’s watchful eye.
The Great Pyramid is also an example of the changes in burial structure design, to include other structures. The pyramid plus the other structures are known together as the pyramid complex, and each of the three pyramids on the Giza plateau exhibits this design. On the eastern face of the pyramid, a pyramid temple was built, which was the center of the king’s funerary cult.
This temple was linked by a causeway from the Nile to the valley temple, which served as a grand entrance to the entire pyramid complex. Near the southern face of the pyramid is a small satellite pyramid for the king’s family, usually the queens. Near the southern face of the pyramid is a dismantled boat, built of cedar wood and about 44 meters long, which served as the king’s transportation to the afterlife.
About 70 other smaller pyramids are located throughout Egypt, but the Great Pyramid of Giza are the most famous. Nearly 100,000 slaves put their sweat and blood into moving and placing each gigantic 3-ton stone.
Khufu’s son Khafre also built his pyramid complex at Giza, next to Khufu’s pyramid, on an area where the ground is higher. This gives the false impression that both the Great Pyramid and Khafre’s pyramid are the same height. But in reality, Khafre’s pyramid is three meters shorter. The design, measurements, and building material were different from Khufu’s pyramid, and it shows further advancement in the construction of pyramid complexes. One obvious difference between Khafre’s pyramid complex and the others is the presence of a large guardian statue to the north of the valley temple. This human-headed lion statue is popularly known as the Great Sphinx. The name Sphinx is a Greek term meaning “living image.” The Sphinx, at 72 meters long and 20 meters tall, is the largest surviving statue from the ancient world. Khafre’s son Menkkaura, also Khufu’s grandson, built the last pyramid on the Giza plateau. Though it is smaller than the others, it is built with granite – a more expensive and exquisite stone than limestone. …
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|Each day the sun sets on the bustling city of Cairo, and the famous pyramids on the Giza plateau, south of Cairo, are absorbed into the night sky. These colossal structures are never out of sight completely, as they reawaken at night during the magnificent Sound and Light Show. Thousands of years have passed since the Pharaohs walked the Earth, but with your imagination, they will appear before your eyes. History comes to life with each show and provides the audience with a magical experience of learning about ancient Egypt, while staring up at the pyramids….
Each visit to the pyramids and the Sound and Light show is an enchanting experience not to be missed. We may never know exactly how the magnificent pyramids were built. The Riddle of the Sphinx may remain one of the world’s oldest mysteries. We are visiting the pyramids in the 21st century, thousands of years after they were built, and they will continue to endure for generations. These magnificent towering structures manage to humble us with their size, at the same time as they testify to the great human spirit that created them…
|One of our representatives will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Giza. You will enjoy the sound & light show performance near the Pyramids & Sphinx. At the end of the trip our representative will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.|
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|All timings are in Cairo local time. Please note that the show schedule might change at any time. Please check our website to makes sure you are updated with the moment’s show time or check www.soundandlight.com.eg|