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Cairo pyramids, Dec 2008 - 59 | by Ed Yourdon
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Cairo pyramids, Dec 2008 - 59

There are actually three pyramids in this complex at the edge of Cairo, and these two are the smallest ones -- compared to the massive Cheops pyramid that we saw first.


At the top of the right-most pyramid in this picture, you can see what's left of the smooth "facing" that once covered the entire pyramid. It must have looked stunningly beautiful in its prime -- and, of course, it's still magnificent.


At the base of the pyramid on the right, you can see a few tiny dots -- which are actually people on camel and horseback. It helps give you a sense of the scale of pyramid.




These photographs were taken on Dec 18, 2008 during a tour that included the Sphinx, the 4,500-year old Cheops pyramid, and the two nearby, smaller pyramids known as Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau -- as well as a visit to the Solar Boat Museum on the north side of Cheops to see the 141-foot reassembled funerary boat for Pharoah Cheops.


Note: this photo was published in a Nov 24, 2009 video entitled "Screencast of Models, Ownership and Privacy." And it was published in an Apr 19, 2010 blog titled "Travel Monday - Cairo, Egypt." And it was published in an undated (Jul 2010) YoWindow blog showing how to replace the sky in this photo with a "live" webcam image of "real" (current) weather conditions in Cairo. It was also published in an Oct 13, 2010 Kathika blog titled "Visiting the Pyramids at Giza."


Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Jan 26, 2011 blog titled "Egipto bloquea Facebook y Twitter por protestas anti-gobierno." It was also published in a Jun 27, 2011 blog titled "Paseos en camello por las pirámides de Egipto."


Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Mar 11, 2013 blog titled "How to Succeed in Business (and Life)."

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Taken on December 18, 2008