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First sighting of Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) from bus in Cairo suburb
26-OCT-2009 Andrys Basten

First sighting of Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) from bus in Cairo suburb

Giza, Egypt

This is through a bus window.


Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
1/1000s f/4.5 at 16.4mm iso100 full exif

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Andrys Basten29-Nov-2009 16:58
Even Machu Picchu was about 600 years ago...
Andrys Basten29-Nov-2009 09:24
That's exactly what I felt! So glad that someone picked up on that. On the biggest one,
there were about 2 million stones, averaging 2 tons each. Built around 5,000 years ago.

I think of Italy and how the stuff I loved was done about 500 years ago, but... 5000 yrs
ago is just very hard to even take in.
faltens29-Nov-2009 08:49
Wow. I've never seen the pyramids as a backdrop to "modern" hustle and bustle. This is quite interesting, and shows how very large these monuments are!
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