Photographer's Note

A closer view of the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops and dating from 2600 BC. It was originally 146.5 metres (481 feet) but today is 138.5 metres (454.4 ft) after centuries of the limestone covering being stripped away for mosques in Cairo. It was the tallest manmade structure for 3,800 years. Ironically, it was surpassed by another Egyptian construction, the obelisk, when the Washington Monument in the USA was completed on 9 October 1888 at 555 feet tall.

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17139 W: 1065 N: 37710] (171146)
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