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What is special about the Egyptian pyramids


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Egypt is a fantastic country, an amazing state of sands, camels and pyramids. This is the same oriental tale that you want to return to again and again. Egypt is a real treasure trove for lovers of history, architecture, culture and outdoor activities. Here you can relax alone, with family or friends.

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The main attraction of Egypt are the local pyramids, which have been attracting tourists for centuries and make you feel the feeling of antiquity. They are among the 7 Wonders of the World. Thanks to the hot, dry climate, the pyramids have survived to this day, and the favorable climate allows you to fly to Egypt all year round.

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Why are the pyramids so popular with tourists?

Those same pyramids are in the Libyan desert. Even among the ancient people, this place was considered a place of power and just a beautiful oasis among the sands. The Pyramids of Giza is a unique cemetery city with tombs, temples, etc. The whole complex of attractions includes:

  • pyramids;
  • temples along the memorial road;
  • cemeteries with pharaohs, their wives and nobility;
  • sculpture of the Sphinx.

Tours, excursions and unique programs are regularly organized here, which will help all travelers to touch the fascinating history, artifacts, and culture. If you are going to visit the pyramids of Giza for the first time, the information below will be of interest to you:

  1. You can visit the pyramid zone every day from 8:00 to 17:00, with the exception of Ramadan: these days the pyramids close at 15:00.
  2. The entrance ticket costs approximately 8 euros (or 60 local pounds).
  3. The entrance to each pyramid is paid separately, the entrance to the pyramid of Cheops will cost 13 euros, to the pyramid of Khafre - 2,5 euros.
  4. For photography, you will have to pay separately 1 euro.
  5. Climbing the pyramids is prohibited.
  6. The toilet on the territory of the complex is located in the Solnechnaya Boat Museum.
  7. Inside these structures it is usually dusty, dark and hot, so people with claustrophobia or heart problems should not go inside the pyramids.

Every year one of the pyramids is closed for reconstruction, but this does not affect the operation of the entire complex. As a rule, here you can rent a camel or an ATV for a walk, as well as buy colorful souvenirs, but do not forget to bargain with sellers to get a good discount.

What else you need to know about the Egyptian pyramids

They present a unique spectacle. In the morning, their facades are painted pink, during the day - in gold, in the evening - in crimson. According to available research, each pyramid was built for about 200 years and they were built several at a time. According to scientists, the age of the pyramids is 4-10 thousand years. Until now, scientists are puzzling over how the ancient builders managed to build stone blocks without gaps. On the walls of the passages are depicted scenes of construction that tell all the stages of the construction of the pyramids.

They are quite well preserved, the secret of success is the unique cement mortar used in them. It is stronger than stone, but we still do not know exactly how it was prepared. On an extensive guided tour, you will be able to touch the history and feel like an ancient archaeologist and adventurer.

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