Photo courtesy of Michael Shepherd
|Nothing can prepare you for the magnificence
and serene splendour of the Giza pyramids. The immense size, coupled
with an awareness of the ingenuity and labours that propelled
these wonders of the ancient world to completion.
|From the very first sighting through the
high-rise buildings, miles away, they command respect, to the
drive past the Mena House Hotel at the foot of the plateau when
profound admiration is the order of the day.
|Over the years,
since my first sojourn to Egypt in 1979, I have visited all the
pyramid sites in Egypt: from Abu Rowash in the north (Lower Egypt)
to Elephantine in the south, (Upper Egypt). Several sites are
very difficult to gain access to, some due to excavations and
some just down to their isolation.
site has its own aura. Many of the less well known sites have
little to see, other than ground plan, etc. but all are a testimony
to man’s ingenuity