Pyramids of Giza

A Visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Hassan is a football enthusiast, an avid traveller and explorer.

Here are the highlights of his visit to the Pyramids of Giza and Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

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I visited Giza to explore the Great Pyramids of Giza – the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Inside the pyramids are underground chambers that house the Pharaoh casket, and other essentials such as chairs, tables, plates, jars, and jewelry placed in the chambers for the Pharaoh’s usage in the afterlife.  The Pharaoh is neatly embalmed and placed in a Pure Golden Casket that is housed by three (3) outer gold-coated caskets. 

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There are many pyramids in Egypt, with the main sites located at Luxor and Abu Simbel. Luxor is the home of the highly revered Boy King Tutankhamun.

I also visited The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, a museum that houses a lot of history about the pharaonic era. It was going to take a whole day to transverse the entire museum, therefore I focused on King Tutankhamun’s section. 

Footwears found in King Tut’s tomb.

At the point of discovery in 1922, his tomb was considered to be intact without any missing antiquities. A total of 5,398 items were found in the tomb, unlike other pyramids that had been vandalized by robbers. Interestingly the items on display were just a small fraction of what was found in his pyramid. 

King Tutankhamun was highly revered because he was a boy King who found himself on the throne prematurely. He married his half-sister/cousin Ankhesenamun at age 10. Relics from his tomb are considered to be among the most widely travelled artefacts in the world. 

It is interesting to note that the Pharaohs are not as huge as one would expect. Considering they were buried in huge pyramids. The mummies I saw were in the mid 5ft range.

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Golden Stools found in King Tut’s tomb
Trinkets found in the tomb
Tuya’s casket
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A picture depicting King Tut’s wife rubbing oil on him. The picture clearly shows that King Tutankhamum was of the Negroid race.
Four Canopic jars found in his tombs. These jars contained his embalmed organs namely: Liver, Lungs, Intestines, and Stomach.
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Statue of a guard found in his tomb. The guard is meant to protect him in the afterlife.
Interestingly the guard is a black man.

Statues of the gods found in his tomb.

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