Mieh w Mieh - Scenes From the World - Egypt

Early maps show little but the Giza Pyramids on the west bank of the Nile at Cairo, Egypt. The Mohandiseen, Agouza and Doqqi areas were developed as middle class residential areas mostly during the 1960's and 70's to support these new Egyptian professionals. Most of the appeal in the area, other than Giza, are good restaurants, shopping and a few cultural centers and museums.

Giza is more then the Pyramids and the Sphinx, and more even then the other pharaonic monuments around them.

The Great Sphynx, the symbol of Egypt itself. The Sphynx dates to the Old Kingdom according to Egyptologist. Its context suggest that it belongs to Khafre's complex, but there is no direct evidence for this. It is 20 meters high and over 50 meters long. It is a symbiotic creature, part man, part lion. The Sphynx was carved directly into the limestone plateau. You can see the layering across the body. The head is of a harder stone thus its better preservation. The Sphynx gazes due east. The Sphynx was covered up to its neck in sand until the mid nineteen twenties. Even in Ancient times there are accounts of the Sphynx being dug out from the sand.

The Nile River, Cairo, Egypt

Giza - Cairo, Egypt

 On the way to the Great Pyramids The Great Pyramids

The Great Pyramids - Khofo Pyramid

 

On the way to the Sphynx

 

 Sphynx & Pyramids

 The Great Sphynx looks directly east. It is believed to be associated with Khafre's complex although no direct evidence has been found.
Photos taken by Charles Bou Saba

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