Sphinx, The Pyramids Of Giza And The Valley Of The Pyramids

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Since I was a small child my grandparents have told me stories of how they went to Egypt to dig and do archaeological work in the Valley of the Kings in search of lost pharaohs. In their stories they spoke of a land with vast deserts, massive stone pyramids, and beautiful cities. Their stories have inspired me to travel to Egypt to experience it for myself. On my journey I would like to go to see the beautiful Sphinx, the enormous Pyramids of Giza, and the vast Valley of the Kings.
To begin with, I would want to see the gigantic Pyramids of Giza. These pyramids have always fascinated me not only because they are one of the seven wonders of the world but because of their size and purpose. These pyramids were used to ceremonially bury highly respected people such as pharaohs and priests. Some of ancient Egypt’s greatest pharaohs are buried there. These massive structures were built by cutting large rectangular stone blocks from a mountain side and then loading them on rafts to float down the Nile River. Once they reached their destination they were unloaded and dragged into position or placed on top of each other to make a pyramid shape. Here we are thousands of years after the Egyptian Empire has fallen and these enormous structures have just barely changed and still look just as beautiful as ever. The sheer beauty and magnitude of the pyramids attract millions of people each year to flock to this site to stand in awe before these great landmarks. This will be one of the best
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