not only is this not allowed, it would also be very difficult as each
block of stone is more than a metre tall and the Great Pyramid is over
140m (450ft) high. It is possible to enter the Great Pyramid, but there
is little to see and it can be a claustrophobic experience. The photograph below shows the entrance.
Beside Cheops's pyramid is
the Solar Boat Museum housing a funeral barque dug from a pit
at the site in the 1950s.
Our experience was mixed.
We were amazed and impressed by the structures themselves, but be warned
that you cannot walk more than a few paces without being pressured to
buy a souvenir, have your photograph taken (at a price but very professionally), or have a ride on a camel
or horse. The salesmen are all licensed, and are not unfriendly, but this
was our first experience of this type of selling and it was shame that
we felt happy to be back in the sanctuary of our bus.
Also on the site is the Sphinx, which is covered on another page (see link below).
More places to visit | About the Sphinx | About Cairo
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