Giza is the most favourite attraction for have a penchant towards history, the dilapidated and historic monuments and the love to view the treasures unearthed from the many excavating sites. Giza is abundant in the rich heritage of collection that was left behind by the dynasties that ruled this land. The artefacts, coins, tombs and relics are just a small part of the collection. Visit Giza to satiate your thirst to view the jewels in the chest of Egypt.
Visit the following places when in Giza.
Grand Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum also known as the Giza Museum is a foremost and well planned museum. This is the biggest museum of the world that has archaeological findings and artefacts of the Pharaotic era. This Chamfered-triangled shaped museum is worth a visit.
Pyramid of Menkaure
The Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the three main Pyramids located on the Giza Plateau. It serves as a tomb for the 4th dynasty Egyptian ruler Pharaoh Menkaure.
Pyramid of Khafre
The Pyramid of Khafre is the second largest Pyramid of Giza. It is the tomb of the 4th dynasty ruler – Pharaoh Khafre (2558 – 2532). The Pyramid is based on raised bedrock (33 ft) which make it appears taller than the Khufu Pyramid.
Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient Egyptian World. It has two main chambers – the King’s Chamber and the Queen’s Chamber. The construction of this Pyramid is said to have been concluded in 2560 BC.
This Island is situated in the Nile River and is one of thr hottest spot of visit in Cairo. Parks, shopping centres, clubs and outlets serving local as well as western fast food are found here. It is a beautiful location aptly set with trees and greenery.
Taha Hussein Museum
Taha Hussein Museum is a historic and a biographical museum. Born in 1889, Taha Hussein (turned blind at the age of three) was a social and political reformer. His great works of Literature and pre-Islamic poetry are opened to public at the Taha Hussein Museum.
Giza zoo is a place that has many rare species of animals living in their natural habitate. Spread over 52 acres, this zoo was initially a harem garden. It proudly houses 175 species and has successfully also bred many foreign species.
Great Sphinx of Giza
Carved out of a plateau the Sphinx is a living marvel of ancient Egypt. The couchant figure stands 20 meters in height and 45 meters in length on the Giza Plateau on the western bank of the River Nile.
The Palace of Princess Fatima is now remodelled into an Agricultural Museum. The Museum is divided into a number of sections such as Museum of plant wealth, Syria Museum, Cotton Museum, Museum of Ancient Egyptian agriculture, etc.