Saturday, May 28, 2011

Holy Land Bible Study Tour- Pyramids of Giza

we stayed in the Mercure Hotel, and i think its an accredited hotel by Sofitel...seen here are the usual breakfast we had :-) hmmmm iba ang taste ng mga Arabo...masarap padin ang pagkain ng mga Pinoy :-)

they are just some of the beautiful people we met along our tour
Pyramids of Giza is just 5 minutes away from the hotel where we stayed

the entrance to the tomb but we are all not allowed to enter

a posed with our tour guide is Egypt

Pyramid of Cheops ( the Great Pyramids)

This largest stone structure in the world took 20 years to build. Made of estimated 2.5 million limestone blocks, each weighing about 2.5 tons each, these stones were put together withour mortar and so perfectly fit together that not even a razor blade can pass between them. Herodotus said that 100,000 workmen changing every three months for ten years, were used in making the causeway for the conveyance of the stones.

Pyramid of Chephren (the pyramid of Cheops' son)
Khafre (Chephren) was the son of Cheops, who succeeded his brother Dedefre to the throne. He ruled probably for 25 years. He constructed his pyramid next to the pyramid of Cheops, which represented the standard pattern adopted by subsequent pyramids. Chephren's pyramid lies south of the great pyramid, and is only 13m. (10 ft.) lower than that of Cheops. He chose a higher place to build his pyramid on. His pyramid lies at the center (in between the other 2 pyramids) and appears to be dominating the Giza plateau. The most distinctive external feture of Chephren's pyramid, apart from its size, was the substantial position of its outer casing, which remained intact near the Apex. 
Pyramid of Mycerinus ( the pyramid of Cheop's grandson )

The third and the smallest of the pyramids, that of kind Mycerinus, was constructed between 2533 B.C. and 2505 B.C., yet it is characterized by its splendid exterior. It's entrance is found at the northern side, 4 meters from the ground, leading to a passage and a corridor, which in turn leads tot he burial room. In this room, a mummy was found in a wooden coffin, and is now being preserved in the British Museum. Close to Mycerinus' pyramid lie three smaller pyramids, the largest of which was thought to have belonged to Mycerinus' principal wife Khamerernebty II. All three of these subsidiary pyramids remained unfinished.