Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Egypt - Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
GIZA - Sound and light at the Pyramids of Giza
Sent by Amine, a Facebook friend from Algeria.
The ensemble at Memphis embraces a number of exceptional monuments of great antiquity. The step pyramid of the first pharaoh of the Memphis period, constructed entirely in limestone, is the oldest known architectural structure of this type, from regularly cut stone. At Giza, one of the oldest boats preserved today, the solar barge, was discovered intact in the complex around the Pyramid of Cheops. The archaic necropolis of Saqqara dates back to the period of the formation of the pharaonic civilization. The exceptional historic, artistic and sociological interest of these monuments bears witness to one of the most brilliant civilizations of this planet.