Cairo, Egypt: The Great Pyramids of Giza – by Caleb

As you’ve read in my previous blog, we went to see the Bent and Red Pyramid, but of course we still had to do the Pyramids of Giza. We arrived and we were all very excited, not only for the pyramids, but we were also going to go on a camel ride! We began with the first pyramid of Giza which was 140 meters tall, or something crazy like that.

 

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Like the Bent Pyramid we climbed up a ways, however, this time we were able to climb up quite far. We could see a huge section of Cairo from up there.

DSCF2595Of course, we couldn’t stay up there forever, so we came down and moved on to the second pyramid of Giza.

DSCF2621This second pyramid was built by the son of the Pharaoh who build the first pyramid of Giza. His name was complicated to say so we just called him Kevin! This pyramid is smaller than the first pyramid but Kevin was smart; so yes, he did keep his pyramid smaller than his father’s to pay respect to him, but he built his pyramid on higher ground so it looks much bigger!

Finally, we saw the third pyramid which was built by Kevin’s son Matthew, or at least that’s what we called him. This one was smaller than the rest and behind it were three tiny pyramids which belonged to Matthew’s three wives.

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After seeing these pyramids, we went on a short twenty minute camel ride around the area.

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This was an amazing experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will certainly remember for the rest of my life.

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