In current years, people traveling Egypt has slowly decreased. This is most likely due to the hostility in the Middle Eastern region occurred in recent years. Egypt is well-known for a lot of things, from their unusual perfumes, fine cotton, and the secrecy of mummification and their earliest religion. However, I would like to spotlight on the architectural and engineering wonders of the Egyptian civilization. It is this dominance that has eminent the very old Egyptian civilization as one of the magnificent civilizations in the world. Egypt 's architectural wonders are the 3 Great Pyramids located at Giza, near Cairo. These monuments are hundreds of feet in height, and have survived the test of time for the last 4500 years.
Next to the Great Pyramids at Giza is the mysterious Sphinx. A gigantic statue with the head of a man and the body of a lion. The Sphinx is just as old as the pyramids. When visiting it, standing there right next to it, to realize why both the Sphinx and the Pyramids are the most famous structures in the world. As you travel along the Nile River, you will come across other shrines. It is here that many kings from many of the ancient Egyptian periods were entombed. Each burial place is distinctive and is a marvel in its own right. Near the town of Aswan, are the famous temples of Abu Simbel, constructed during the control of Ramses II. If you have any concern in ancient civilizations, or want to know more about the wonders of ancient Egypt, you be indebted it to yourself to trip this ancient land before its wonders are ultimately wash away by the time.
The well-known Egyptian pyramids to be built are the Great Pyramids of Giza, located in the fringes of present-day Cairo . There are over 100 Egyptian pyramids of various sizes. However, the three Great Pyramids of Giza earn their fame by being the largest of these. The leading pyramid is actually the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Differing to popular belief, not all the Great Pyramids of Giza are considered part of the Seven Wonders of the World . Only the largest, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, is a member, and is the only one of the Seven Wonders. What makes the pyramid an architectural achievement and one of the Seven Wonders of the World is the fact that the rocks used in its construction each way more than 2 tons. The Pyramid of Khufu was built by the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) over 4500 years old! It is widely accepted that the pyramid was built to bury Pharaoh Khufu when he died.
Since Egyptian Pharaohs were noted for being buried with their great treasure, Arab conquerors attempted to gain entrance into the Pyramid of Khufu in order to plunder it. During the Arabs' excavation of the Pyramid of Khufu, they encountered various boulders and slabs that were used to seal the passages and chambers within the pyramid. They also found concealed doors. A 17th century Englishman managed to uncover another shaft connecting the passages, but still no treasure was to be found. Whatever has happened with the treasure of Kufu is in mist but which treasure is on the surface of Egyptian desert is worth visiting.