|Giza Sphinx & Pyramids. Near Cairo, Giza, Egypt.|
Several pyramids and the Great Sphinx are located on the desert plateau marking the boundary of Giza, a suburb of Cairo. In Egyptian the site is known as "El-Ahram" (the pyramids).
Numerous attempts have been made to give supernatural powers and meanings to these structures but they are beleived by scholars to be nothing more than tombs. Of course it is interesting to speculate as to other meanings to these structures.
The specific purpose of these pyramids was to provide a place and means by which the dead Pharaoh would rise to the sky and join with the sun. The pyramid was also beleived to be the mineral concentration of the suns rays of light.
Another Very Weak Hypothesis is that the Pyramids and the Nile represent Orion and the Milky Way; thus focusing the strength and power of heaven to Egypt.
The best known pyramids are the tombs of the 3rd and 4th Dynasty Pharaohs: (the largest) Khufu, Cheops in Greek; Khafre, Chephren in Greek; and Menkaure, Mycerinus in Latin. Also, of course, there is the Great Sphinx.
The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.
Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.
The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.
We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Giza, near Cairo; and the ruins in the surrounding areas.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.
After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Cairo or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this, when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!
Therefore, we have placed links to Expedia.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Cairo; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.
|Plan Of Area||Khufu Or Cheops The Great Pyramid|
With Queens Pyramids
Looks Smaller, But Actually Larger
|Khafre Or Chephren||Menkaure Or Mycerinus|
|The Sphinx||The Sphinx & Khafre|
|Giza From Cairo||Most People Don't Know The|
Pyrimids Are So Close To Cairo
|One Theory Is That The Shaft|
Of The Great Pyramid Points To Osiris
Or (Orion's) Belt At The Star
|Actual Astrophoto Of Orion's Belt,|
Note The Tank Track Nebula Near
The Star, Zeta Orionis
Alnitak (From Al Nitaf),
You Be The Judge!
|Khufu (Cheops); "The Great Pyramid"
|Khufu (Cheops) Inside ; "The Great Pyramid"
|Sphinx (Abu Hol)