While travelling towards the most astonishing destinations of the world, you surely don’t want to miss the last extant bewilderment out of the 7 amazing wonders of the world. The Giza Necropolis is located in the outer-most edge of Cairo, which comprises three pyramid compounds also known as ‘The Great Pyramids’ , a gigantic sculpture which is known as the ‘Great Sphinx’, numerous cemeteries, a business-related complex and a worker’s village.
It is situated some 9 kilometres away from the Giza town in the desert and approximately 25 kilometres from the southern side of the city centre of Cairo. These pyramids represent the most distinguished and unique architectural marvel, ever created by man. Undoubtedly the charisma of this dazzling site will leave the tourists in awe and you can too take cheap flights to Cairo to be-dazzled by its immense magic and allurement.
Khufu’s pyramid complex– Khufu’s pyramid complex also known as Pyramid of Cheops comprises a Valley Temple which is ensepulchered under Nazlet el-Samman village; magma cobblestones and limestone fortifications have also been discovered here but the place has not been delved. The Valley Temple was linked with a causeway that was extremely demolished when the village was built up.
The causeway blaze a trail towards the Mortuary temple which is left with basalt asphalts and this temple was attached to the king’s pyramid which further consist of three queen pyramids and also five boat abysses. The Khufu’s pyramids also keep a little agglomeration of casing stones.
Khafre’s pyramid complex– Also known as Chephren this pyramid complex which also comprises a Valley temple also called as the Sphinx Temple, a mortuary temple, a king’s pyramid and a causeway. This valley temple brought forth various statues of Khafre and majority were discovered in 1860 inside the well of Mariette temple floor. Besides, many others were found in the consecutive digging by Junker, Sieglin, Hassan and Reisner. This complex possesses five boat abysses and an accompanying pyramid that has a serdab. This pyramid is located on a high elevated surface so that is why it appears larger as compare to Khufu pyramid. It has a wide collection of casing stones at apogee.
Menkaure’s Pyramid Complex– It is also called as Pyramid of Mycerinus and also possesses a king’s pyramid, a mortuary temple, a causeway and a valley temple- featuring many statues of Menkaure. A mini ante-temple was also included in the valley temple in the 5th dynasty. The king’s pyramids further contain three queen’s pyramids. The Menkaure’s pyramid is the only one that has maintained the glazed limestones in their original forms.
The Sphinx– The history of Sphinx or Abu al-Hol ‘Father of Terror’ dates back to King Khafre dynasty. A Bethel was situated in its forepaws. Amenhotep II added a novice temple to Hauron-Haremakhet and this masterpiece was added onto in the coming eras.
Tomb of Queen Khentkaues I– Khentkaues 1 was consigned to the grave in Giza and her tomb is called as G 8400 and LG 100 and is situated in the close vicinity of Menkaure’s pyramid. This enclosure includes a boat pit, the pyramid, a pyramid town and the valley temple.
These pyramids cast a spell on all those who admire its grandeur and magnificence. Undoubtedly this destination must be added to your list of visiting places and you will only be enchanted and enthralled, once you have a bird’s eye view while standing in front of these wizardly marvels.