It is still winter but there is like always hot. Let’s meet Egypt.
We all know what is Egypt most famous for, P Y R A M I D S. One of the seven Wonders Of The World. Hot by day and cold by night.
The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid -shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. The shape of a pyramid is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, and most pyramids were faced with polished, highly reflective white limestone, in order to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance. Pyramids were often also named in ways that referred to solar luminescence. Pyramids are marvelous feats of architecture.
118 Egyptian pyramids have been identified and they are sited on the west bank of the Nile. The Giza pyramids have elaborate tunnel systems inside containing gold and other objects Egyptians thought would be useful in the afterlife. It is believed that pyramids were tombs for the pharaoh. When the pharaoh died, firstly it was mummified and placed in a golden coffin, that looked just like the pharaoh. Inside the pyramids are found a variety of drawings, showing the colossal work that people had to do to built the pyramids and how life was back in the ancient times.
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre. For sure we would love to visit it, and the funny thing is that since we were kids we used to see a lot of cartoons giving answer to the mystery how his nose is not there. Archaeologists believe the Great Sphinx of Gaza’s nose fell off due to a combination of weathering and human vandalism. While the missing nose has been gone since at least the 14th century.
Some voices say that the pyramids are built by aliens. Still a mystery and somehow scary.
But still the archaeologists have not decoded all the secrets behind the drawings. There is still so much hidden history inside those tombs yet to discover.
Can’t wait to go and visit this mystical place.
Until next time
Lots of love
Rea & Matias