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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Great Pyramid of Khufu
 Great Pyramid of Khufu
View of the Great Pyramid from the northeast side.

A sample of the original wall tiles, formerly covered the outer surface of all the pyramids.

Near the entrance to the true Great Pyramid - the block of granite, which probably was the earlier standpipe stone.

Izz on one gable at the entrance - hieroglyphic inscription. It dates from the 19th century and is not ancient.

Blocks on the south side of the Great Pyramid.

Fragments of basalt road near the eastern side of the pyramid

In 1837, English army officer, Howard Wise sought the southern entrance to the pyramid, with the help of dynamite. He did not found nothing and abandoned the idea.

View to the north side of the Great Pyramid, where he was to do a little passage caliph al-Ma'mun slightly below the original entry.

A tunnel dug Al-Ma'mun in the 9th century

The place where the tunnel, done by al-Ma'mun ends before reaching the remains of "plugs" and starts corridor Ascent

One of the granite "caps" seen in the ceiling of the passage

The southern wall of the vestibule. Four grooves on which were stretched ropes holding the standpipe stones.

The grooves extend in the south wall to the ceiling. They were intended to keep the standpipe stone.

Climbing the corridor, 36 meters in length and height of 1metr.

A large gallery of 47 meters in length and 8.5 high.

View of the Grand Gallery

In the main hall of the Grand Gallery leads to a small flight of the first of the five so-called Liberation Chambers. It was in one of these cameras is the only mention of Khufu

View of the corridor leading into the interior of the Pyramid

The entrance to the so-called Queen's Chamber

The ceiling of the chamber of the queen. Painted ceiling camera is at an altitude of about 6.2 m. The room stretches to the east by 5.7 meters to the west and north by 5.2 m.

The entrance to the royal chamber. The low pass leads first to the lobby Maleine

The entrance to the royal chamber, inside view.

The sarcophagus of the king carved from one piece of Aswan granite. He 2.25 m long, 1 m wide and 1 m high.

In the back of the pommel sarcophagus - three small holes. They probably contain previously printed, which supplied the sarcophagus before delivery here

North "air shaft" in the royal chamber


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