New 7 Wonders Profile-Pyramids, Egypt

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Man fears Time, yet Time fears the Pyramids – Ancient Arab Proverb

The amazing Pyramids of Egypt, among the largest constructions ever built, constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the mysterious Ancient Egyptian civilization. They are the only surviving member of the original and ancient seven wonders of the world. It is generally accepted by most archaeologists that they were constructed as burial monuments associated with royal solar and stellar cults, and most were built during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. Basically, what this means to everyone reading this is that the Pyramids are really cool and they will make you feel miniscule in the grand scheme of the history of the world.

The great pyramids are big, really big. They are wide and they are high, the great pyramid at Giza is immense and you won’t be able to comprehend how they were built so many years ago. Giza is the location of the Pyramid of Khufu (also known as the “Great Pyramid”) the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre, and the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure, along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as leens pyramids, and the stunning Great Sphinx.
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To me, it goes without saying that the Pyramids will retain their title as one of the seven wonders of the world. The most important thing to me is that people realize, although it has become a commercialized site and there is a Pizza Hut at its base, it is the best site on Earth, period. It is the best illustration of the ancient times that we have left on this planet. It doesn’t get any better than the Pyramids folks. When you see them, take your pictures and ride the camel and do the touristy stuff but please take time to truly admire and appreciate the amazing history and mystery of these unbelievable structures.

Comments

  1. It is the greatest site in the world

  2. Hello Lee, your site is brilliant, I can’t believe how many things you have written about. I have tripped around a bit and seen heaps of great sights and I wanted to punch my vote for the new 7 wonders. How can I do this? Good luck with your adventures. Cheers.

  3. Thanks Jemma, go to http://www.new7wonders.com to vote.

  4. the pyramids are awesome and definitely shoudl be on that list, the only downfall there being the Pizza Hut and the Hard Rock Cafe store (Lee, you welcome for the shot glass) across the street.

  5. Jake- Lee told me you were too scared to go into the pyramid. Is that true?

    • Rishi Dutt Sharma says:

      I wish to visit these monuments besides others and see their majasity in person from inside and outside both.

  6. Dennis, you are a grown man who had 7 chinchillas living in your apartment at the same time!

  7. True it is as I really don’t like caves, tunnels or anything of that sort…. honestly though there is nothing in the pyramids as the dirty brits robbed them dry years ago so I really dont see the point walking through caves that lead to an empty room….

  8. Egypt isn’t as supriseing as it looks isn’t?

    :)

    Au Revoir

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  10. Having been on holiday and visited the pyramids at Giza the only word i can use to describe them is awesome!!!!!!!! well worth seeing, truly amazing!

  11. totally.

  12. It is the most wonderful which i ever seen in he world

  13. monteka johnson says:

    this website is amazing i never new
    i could learn so much on just one page

    i love learning about eygpt i think
    it is so much fun !.
    and my social studies teacher
    Mr. LaSalvia makes it even more interesting to
    learn about .

  14. i love this and the pyramids are so beautiful. nicely done!

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  16. Dave, thanks for pointing that out. I forgot they were up there, was from when i first started, they did an exchange-I’ve never used them before.

  17. Tanvir Khorshed says:

    Thanks a lot Lee for sharing all these with us.
    Hope you will keep continue.

  18. Tanvir, I love this article I wrote 2 years ago before the vote. Thanks for bringing it up again and I hope to get to the Pyramids again soon.

  19. emmanuel says:

    hello,my name is Emmanuel,i like ur website

  20. ananya murali says:

    hi i am ananya i just love this website!!!!!!
    mail me at pnkbearp@ g mail.com

  21. hi im lea,a high school teacher here in the Philippines and i am really amazed on how Egyptians had build the giant architecture like pyramids.I wish I can have the chance to go there someday..Godbless to all!

  22. hi friends thanks for sharing inforrmation about the pyramids.

  23. Mikey12342 says:

    Hi guys! i just went to through that website cuz i have a research project and i want to tell thx for giving such a fabulous pictures. thx very much bye

  24. We were in Egypt for three days and we get to explore this place very deeply. Pyramids of Giza is a amazing place, we got chance to get inside it is a bit claustrophobic so you have to walk bent for sometime plus this place is important for all the Asterix fans. Overall this is the place you should not miss

  25. ill’like pyramid

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