Photographer's Note

I know it’s a scene most people are familiar with, but I have waited 40 years for the chance to travel to Egypt and see the great pyramids; now my childhood dream is realised.

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This view is from the southern end of the Giza complex looking to the northwest. It shows the three great pyramids, the three lesser pyramids of queens or consorts of the Pharaoh Menkaure and the entrance to the funerary temple in the foreground.

On the right is the great pyramid of Khufu and was the tallest of the pyramids at 146.6 m high. It was constructed around 2560 BC. The pyramid in the centre is the great pyramid of Khafre which was 143.5 m high and built in the 26th century BC. On the left is the pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the great pyramids at only 65.5 m high and was also constructed in the 26th century BC.

Three images stitched together using Autostitch and the levels adjusted.

In the WORKSHOP are 2 additional images of these great monuments.

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