Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza are the most famous monuments of ancient Egypt. These massive stone structures were built around 4500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.
The people of ancient Egypt believed that death on Earth was the start of a journey to the next world.  
The embalmed body of the king was entombed underneath or within the pyramid to protect it and allow his transformation and ascension to the afterlife, and a place among the gods.

Issued 2011.


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