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Pyramids of Giza Complex at night - Image: Nina Aldin Thune

About the Giza Necropolis

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 prominent buildings and still buried structures: 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 constructed. 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.
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