Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The Pyramids

I don't think this card need any introduction at all, because the pyramids are probably the first thing anyone associates with Egypt.  It may be one of the great symbols of Egypt but I don't think I have any other card showing them.  This one I think is particularly beautiful.  It was sent to me on 11 August 2009, and postmarked Cairo.

The three pyramids of Giza shown are from left to right, Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, after the Pharaohs buried inside.  They were built 4500 years ago.  The Great Pyramid is the only remaining example of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  The whole site is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The small boat on the Nile is called a feluca.
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  1. Though I have traveled so many parts of the world, I have yet to visit Egypt, to my great regret. Now, with retirement and the great drop in my income, I'm afraid this will never happen, sad to say!

  2. That is a spectacular picture-- I've never seen one from that angle before. I'd just love to see the pyramids!

  3. The angle makes this picture special.


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