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The Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a statue of a reclining lion with the head of a human. It is one of the world's oldest structures and the largest ever created from a single piece of stone. It is approximately 65 feet high, 250 feet long and 20 feet wide. While its exact age is not known it is believed to have been built around 2500 B.C. by the Pharaoh Khafra.
The Egyptian Pyramids
there are over 100 pyramids in Egypt, with the best known in Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. Ancient Egyptians believed that when a pharaoh dies he became Osiris, King of the Dead, and that a part of his spirit, or Ka, remained with his body. In order to safeguard the Ka, each pharaoh was mummified and placed in the pyramid which served primarily as the burial tomb of the royal family. The pharaoh was buried with everything needed to rule in the afterlife, included treasure, furniture and food.
the earliest known Egyptian pyramid is the Step Pyramid of Djoser built during the third dynasty. Standing approximately 204 feet high, it was designed by the architect Imhotep, and some believe it was designed as a gigantic stairway by which the soul of the pharaoh could ascend to the heavens. The largest pyramid is the Pyramid of Khufu at Giza. Completed around 2560 B.C., at a height of 481 feet, it was the world's tallest man made structure for over 3,800 years. Amazingly, it lies in the exact center of all the land area of the world, dividing the earth's land mass into approximately equal quarters. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and only one still in tact.
Abu Simbel is a set of two temples in Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They were built in the 13th century B.C., by Pharaoh Ramassess II, as a lasting monument to him and his queen Nefertari. the temples consist of a series of halls and rooms that extend back approximately 185 feet from the entrance. The first hall is approximately 54 feet wide and 58 feet deep and have two rows of Osirid Statues of Ramessess, each 30 feet high.
Twice every year on February 22 and October 22, the first rays of sun light shine down the entire length of the temple to illuminate the back wall of the innermost shrine and the statues of the four gods seated there. In the 1960's the temples were threatened with submersion because the construction of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser. Miraculously the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cutural Organization and the Egyptian government disassembled both temples and reconstructed them on top of the cliff 200 feet above the original site.