The Sphinx and Giza Pyramids Sphinx and Giza Pyramids

The Sphinx and Giza Pyramids

The Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Secrets
The pyramids of Giza, the most celebrated monument on our planet, have attracted travelers and scholars since ancient times, In the 5th century BC, the Greek historian , Herodotus, was the first to write about  these colossal buildings, by far the largest in the ancient world, speculating at length on the method and cost of their construction, since then for generations, they have evoked the mystery and fabled wealth of ancient Egypt.

Herodotus was told that the pyramids of Giza are tombs, but by the Middle Ages, their very purpose had become a matter for speculation. In the 9th century , the Arabs tunneled into the Great pyramid of Cheops in search of gold, Five hundred years later, sir John Mandeville called them ( Joseph's Barns), thinking them graneries , ( It is not likely that they are tombs )

More scientific inquiries over the last two centuries have re- established them as tombs but the techniques which achieved such mathematical precision with the tools available and the motivation for building them are still in question.

Recent excavations around Giza pyramids and Sphinx, however, have shown that there are many more discoveries to be made here which may yet provide the answers.

No longer isolated on the desert plateau, Giza pyramids are now approached from the dense urban congestion of one of the world's largest city. As Al Qahirah ( Cairo ) throws out its tentacles further and further into the countryside, It threaten to engulf the only surviving example of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World