Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially, at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
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Ancient Egyptians used two hand held mirrors to capture the sunlight and direct it inside and onto interior tomb walls. This made it possible for sculptors and artisans to work on hieroglyphs and pictographs within the dark interiors. Deir El-Medina, “Thebes” is the location of tombs for many artisans who built tombs for the pharaohs.
More images of Egypt
While editing images from Egypt I came across this one I photographed of a single person climbing on the great pyramid at Giza. The relationship of the person to the pyramid got me to thinking about the situation today in Egypt.
Small men with big egos may dominate a country for a short time. Countries with strong character and great heritage prevail.