Pyramids of Giza, Cairo
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Pyramids Road
Giza Plateau
Giza, Egypt
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Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

 

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The Pyramids of Giza are a must see. Sound cliché? Hardly! The magnitude of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is hard to grasp without experiencing it firsthand. And the opportunity isn't lost on the kids. They too will be left open mouthed and exclaiming 'They're so much bigger than I thought.' Yet as is typical with kids they will soon be on to something new. Do your research before you arrive and be prepared for their questions on how and why. Stand at the base of the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) and measure your child against the first block or two. Tour the interior of a pyramid and explore the tomb of a pharaoh. Hire a camel near the slightly smaller but less touristy Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren) and take part in your child's delight. Follow the road beyond the Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus) and snap a photo of the trio from smallest to biggest. Pay a visit to the Great Sphinx of Giza and marvel at the one thing that is actually much smaller than you imagined. And don't forget to return for a second visit in the evening. The Sound and Light Show is great fun for the kids and will fill them in on all things you didn't know.
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Studying Ancient Egypt Firsthand

Submitted on 30 January 2008 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy
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Standing open mouthed at the base of the Great Pyramid of Khufu and exclaiming 'This is so much bigger than I imagined' was my 9-year-old daughter's first lesson of the day. Navigating the narrow passageways of the temple's interior, too small to stand upright, was the second. Bargaining for a camel ride was the third. Taking a picture that portrayed a true sense of size was the fourth. Listening to the Sphinx at the Sound and Light Show and discovering that the Egyptians didn't get it right on the first try was the fifth. But who's counting?
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