Tuesday 2 June 2020


“Drowsing, they take the noble attitude of a great sphinx, who, in a desert land, sleeps always, dreaming dreams that have no end.” - Charles Baudelaire

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Giza, is the third largest city in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the Nile River, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo. Along with Shubra El-Kheima, Cairo and Helwan, the four cities form the Province of Greater Cairo metropolis. The city’s population was 2,681,863 in the 2006 national census.

Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: The site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples. The plateau and its monuments have been recorded in the Giza Plateau Mapping Project run by Ancient Egypt Research Associates, directed by Dr. Mark Lehner.

Visiting the Giza plateau and seeing the great pyramids, temples and the Sphinx was one of the most memorable of our travel adventures. Crawling inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops and seeing the burial chamber in the heart of the pyramid was an awe-inspiring experience. Looking at the face of the enigmatic Sphinx and stepping on the sand trodden by billions of feet over the centuries, one could experience a tantalising taste of eternity. Egypt is old and hides in its sands thousands of undiscovered secrets. The wind blows and as it soughs against the stones of ancient temples it is as though it whispers the answers to age-old riddles – although they are spoken in forgotten tongues…

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.
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