At the Giza plateau lie the greatest monuments on earth; they
are the great pyramids. They are the only surviving landmarks
of the old Seven Wonders of the World.
The grandeur of these monuments lies in their size in relation
to the date of their construction, taking into consideration
the architecture difficulties with the lack of our modern technology.
Believing in another life after death, ancient Egyptians built
pyramids for their kings to grant them immortality in the second
A typical pyramid was built among a complex that also includes
funerary temple, a valley temple and causeways. Entrances of
the pyramids are always facing the North Pole (compass). There
are about 80 pyramids in Egypt.
In the area there are also few tombs of the kings' kin, nobles
and courtiers. Some of tombs are closed but any one accessible
of them is worth visiting.