The pyramids of Giza, are perhaps the only true rival to the Great Sphinx,
when one thinks about Ancient Egypt and it's architecture. The valley of
Giza with it's wonderful monuments, is truly a marvel of architectural
prowess showing the connections between geometry, art, and architecture. This complex of ancient monuments, consist of The Great Pyramid of
Khufu (also known as the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Cheops), The
Pyramid of Kafhre (or Chephren) and The Pyramid of Menkaura (or Mykerinus)
along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens"
pyramids, causeways and valley pyramids, and most noticeably the Great
Sphinx. Each Pyramid is a tomb to a different King of Egypt.
The ancient remains of the Giza necropolis is located
some eight km inland into the desert from the old town of Giza on the Nile,
some 20 km southwest of Cairo city center.