5 Spectacular Views of the Egyptian Pyramids

Transport yourself back in time to Ancient Egypt and take a virtual tour of the pyramids of Giza

By Google Arts & Culture

Sphinx (1947) by Eliot ElisofonLIFE Photo Collection

You've heard of the Ancient Egyptians, but did you know their history stretches all the way back to around 6000 years BCE? 

Some surviving architecture can still be seen, including the iconic pyramids and the Great Sphinx, still standing strong and proud today, 4500 years later!

Great Sights Of The World Hawii , Japan , Cambodia (1962) by Eliot ElisofonLIFE Photo Collection

In a collision of ancient and contemporary, you can use Street View to journey back to Ancient Egypt and take a look at five spectacular views of the pyramids of Giza. Scroll on to start your journey...

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza

Also known as known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest pyramid in the Giza complex in Cairo, Egypt.

2. Pyramid of Khafre

This structure is the second largest of the pyramids of Giza. It holds the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Khafre.

3. Pyramid of King Menkaure

This pyramid is the third largest out of the three main pyramids in the Giza complex. It is thought to house the tomb of the Pharaoh Menkaure.

4. Pyramids of Queens

Next to the Pyramid of King Menkaure, you can find some smaller pyramids known as the Pyramids of Queens.

4. The Great Sphinx of Giza

Among the pyramids stands the Great Sphinx of Giza. This structure was built in the shape of a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human.

Great Sights By Moonlight (1961-12) by James BurkeLIFE Photo Collection

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