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Satellite View of the Giza Necropolis using Google Earth Data

Satellite view is showing the Pyramid Fields from Giza in Egypt.

The Ancient Egyptian complex is located on a plateau on the outskirts of Cairo.
The archaeological site consists of a number of edifices: the Pyramid of Khufu (known also as the Cheops Pyramid or the Great Pyramid), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) and the relatively modest-size Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinos) and a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids. The Great Sphinx lies to the east side of the complex.

The Pyramids of Giza and others are thought to have been constructed to house the remains of the deceased Pharaohs who ruled over Ancient Egypt.
Until today it is not known how the Pyramids actually were made. There are various theories about the construction techniques, but the ancient builders keep their secrets.



The Cheops pyramid is the only remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

 
Pyramid Fields from Giza in Egypt at night
Pyramids of Giza at night
Image: © 2005 Nina Aldin Thune
Google Map: Satellite View of the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt.

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External Links:
Stockholm Challenge Award Cultnat - The Archeological Map of Egypt
The project puts all the Egyptian archeological sites on a multimedia geographic
information system to document the Egyptian archeological heritage.

Ancient Egypt
The British Museum's web site on ancient Egypt, includes information on Egyptian life, gods and goddesses, mummification, rulers, pyramids, temples, time, trade, and writing.

Wikipedia: Giza pyramid complex
Wikipedia's entry about the Pyramids of Giza.
 
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