If you are looking for a unique vacation filled with history and wonder, then you should look into discovering some of Egypt?s pyramids . Many of these amazing constructions made of massive stone blocks are still standing several millennia after they were first built.
The Egyptian pyramids were usually built as tombs and funeral monuments for the pharaohs and rulers of Ancient Egypt while honoring their cult?s belief in those eras.The pyramids were mostly engineered based on solar coordinates for their positioning and construction.
There currently are about 80 to 110 discovered pyramids in Egypt, with new discoveries still happening from time to time. Many of the smaller pyramids are not always easily featured by Egyptologists and archaeologists since they are sometimes recognizable only as piles of rubble.
The most famous and most visited Great Pyramids site resides on the Giza plateau south-west of Cairo. Besides featuring the tallest Khufu (or Cheops) pyramid and the picturesque Khafre pyramid with it's remaining limestone tip,? this is the pyramid field that also includes the famous Sphinx monument. The Giza site is also has two unfinished pyramids from the Old Kingdom. The Great Khufu pyramid is the last one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World that is still remaining for us to contemplate. It is also listed as a UNESCO-protected world heritage site.
Fortunately, there are also other several pyramid fields to see and explore in Egypt besides Great Pyramids of Giza. Other popular pyramid complexes include :
Over the centuries, many of the pyramids have been broken into, robbed, defaced, or chipped away at by those who wanted to bring home a piece of Egyptian history. Still, just seeing these remaining pieces of history is worth the trip for most. They are a testament to the amazing construction skills, strength and intelligence of the ancient Egyptians.