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.
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.