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Pyramids at Giza

The ancient Old Kingdom pyramids on the Giza Plateau in Egypt are the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, no matter how you count them.

Giza Plateau Mapping Project (AERA)
Probably the best known work completed in modern times at Giza is Mark Lehner's Giza Mapping Project. This site includes information on several aspects of Giza, as well as about the 'Lost City' or Gebel Qibli, a recently discovered 4th dynasty site on the plateau.

Giza Plateau Pyramids
Giza Plateau Pyramids; a photo essay of the four main buildings on the Giza Plateau: Khufu's Pyramid, Khafre's Pyramid, Menkares' Pyramid, and the Sphinx.

Guardian's Giza
The best thing about the Guardian's Giza site is the collection of terrific exterior and interior photographs of the pyramids.

Khafre's Pyramid
One of the three main Old Kingdom pyramids located at Giza in Egypt

Khufu's Pyramid
The largest of the three Old Kingdom pyramids located at Giza in Egypt, Khufu's pyramid was built between 2589 and 2566 BC.

Panoramic View from Khufu's Pyramid
A 360 degree image of the view from the top of Khufu's pyramid gives us armchair types an idea of what the region is like. From panoramas.dk.

Pyramid Cam
Why not? This website has a live camera shot of the pyramids on the Giza Plateau, with a library of images taken at different times of the day.

Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza consist of three Old Kingdom burial structures and the Sphinx, all built during the 4th dynasty of ancient Egypt.

Pyramids: The Inside Story
Public Broadcasting Service's site on the Pyramids at Giza includes interior maps of each of the pyramids as well as other information related to the 1997 Mark Lehner excavations.

The Giza Archives Project
The Giza Archives Project aims to create an online library of monographs, articles, and manuscripts on the Giza Necropolis, and indeed has well over 100 downloadable pdfs on Giza explorations.

The Giza Plateau (Cairo Museum)
The Cairo Museum's exhibit on the Giza Plateau includes numerous photographs of the statues and other objects found within the pyramid tombs, and a huge clickable map of the site with information about important features.

The Giza Plateau
A series of articles from the Tour Egypt site on the Giza Plateau includes features on each of the pyramids, tombs, and associated sites; and a feature on the importance of Flinders-Petrie.

The Sphinx
The ancient Egyptian sculpture called The Sphinx is located on the Giza plateau, and was probably carved at the request of the 4th dynasty pharaoh Khafre (or Cheops).

Bent Pyramid
From Guardian's Egypt, a photographic and text description of this pyramid, including rarely seen photographs of the interior.

The Giza Archive
From Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, a terrific web site, including Quicktime movies of the pyramids and pdf files of articles.

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