Riel World photo: How big are the Egyptian pyramids?

Featured, Photos - Travel Sites — By on February 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Pretty big, in case you were wondering. Here is a photo of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, which checks in at 480-feet and was the tallest structure in the world for several thousand years after it was constructed.

Great Pyramid Cairo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a close-up view of the same pyramid, with me standing at the base and the rocks all aroundĀ me going up, and up, and up…

Great Pyramid from base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How exactly did they construct thisĀ 4,000 years ago? It’s mind-boggling.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Bob Riel

 

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1 Comment

  1. Jayne says:

    Oh my gosh–great photos. Though I’m not so sure I’d want to wedge myself between those pale rocks. Mind boggling indeed!

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