In a previous post we talked about the Great Sphinx of Giza, one of the emblems of architecture and Egyptian history. Today it is the turn of another monument that has transcended international borders, the pyramid of Cheops, the largest in size of the three that are located on the plateau of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo.
It is estimated that the monument was built sometime between 3000 and 2500 BC, during the Fourth Dynasty, most likely by the kings Koufu or Cheops. The architects of so much work are, according to historians, Melchizedek and Enoch. With a height of 150 meters and a base that covers a total of 5 hectares, there is no other work built by human hands to reach such dimensions. The way they built the pyramid is one of the most controversial mysteries of world history.
The distribution of the three pyramids along the plateau speech, according to some scholars, about the close relationship that the Egyptians had for the constellation of Orion, which represented their god Osiris. Thus, the belt of Orion, and the three pyramids that were equivalent on Earth of these stars, acted as a kind of doorway through which the soul of the Pharaoh had to cross to reach the afterlife (Amenti, as the Egyptian language).
Mystical consideration aside, the experience of visiting the pyramids is unmatched by the majesty of the structures and the power to evoke. Visiting Cairo, the pyramids and the Sphinx and two more than enough reasons to be amazed.