13 years ago 2005 my mate Ann and my youngest son packed up for an adventure of a lifetime. Brando was 11 years old and quiet the bit excited I must say. Quietly so we're we!
You must go there.
- Egyptian men and women wore makeup. ...
- They used moldy bread to help with infections.
- They were one of the first civilizations to invent writing. ...
- The Ancient Egyptians were scientists and mathematicians. ...
- Ancient Egypt plays a major role in the Bible. ...
- The Pharaoh kept his hair covered.
Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close of the Ptolemaic period in the fourth century A.D., the peak of pyramid building began with the late third dynasty and continued until roughly the sixth (c. 2325 B.C.). More than 4,000 years later, the Egyptian pyramids still retain much of their majesty, providing a glimpse into the country’s rich and glorious past.
Tomb robbers and other vandals in both ancient and modern times removed most of the bodies and funeral goods from Egypt’s pyramids and plundered their exteriors as well. Stripped of most of their smooth white limestone coverings, the Great Pyramids no longer reach their original heights; Khufu’s, for example, measures only 451 feet high. Nonetheless, millions of people continue to visit the pyramids each year, drawn by their towering grandeur and the enduring allure of Egypt’s rich and glorious past.
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