7 August 2016

The Egyptian pyramids

The Great Pyramid Khufu used to be in the middle behind the Sphinx and the capstone was missing. Now Khufu (Cheops) is not in the middle. It has a twin, Khafre (in the middle now) next to it standing the same height. The Great Pyramid stands 139 meters and Khafre stands 136 meters. The smallest one, Menkaure was more further left than in the picture below, and also further away.  The pyramids were more remote than they are now. Giza is right next to them!

Recent overview image from Google Earth which is different from what some people remember

This image is close to the reality in which the Pyramids used to be. Painting by Otto Tilche, Camels and Pyramids, c. 1900

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