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Albumen prints of various places and archaeological sites on the Nile River and other parts of Egypt in 1856

Sources cite at least 118 identified "Egyptian" pyramids. Approximately 80 pyramids were built within the Kingdom of Kush, now located in the modern country of Sudan. Of those located in modern Egypt, most were built as tombs for the country's pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. Here are some interesting facts about Egyptian pyramids: The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the Pharaohs and their queens. The Pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and sizes from before the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom. The most famous Egyptian pyramids are the pyramids of Giza, located on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The oldest and largest of these pyramids is the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest pyramid in the world, and it is made up of over 2.3 million blocks of limestone and granite. It stands 147 meters (481 feet) tall, and its base covers an area of 13.1 acres (53,000 square meters). The pyramids at Giza were built during the 26th century BCE as burial tombs for the Pharaohs and their queens. The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids at Giza, and it is estimated to have been built around 2560 BCE. The other two pyramids at Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure, are also quite ancient, having been built around 2520 BCE and 2490 BCE, respectively. All three pyramids at Giza are considered to be among the oldest and most impressive structures of their kind in the world, and they are a testament to the ingenuity and engineering skills of the ancient Egyptians. The Great Pyramid of Giza is located at the exact center of the Earth's land mass and is aligned almost perfectly with the four cardinal points of the compass. The ancient Egyptians used a variety of methods to construct the pyramids, including ramps and levers. It is believed that the pyramids were built by skilled workers who used simple tools and machines, such as levers and pulleys, to lift the heavy blocks of stone into place. The ancient Egyptians believed that the Pharaoh's body was the home of his ka (soul) after death and that the pyramid would protect the Pharaoh's body and provide a place for his ka to live. The ancient Egyptians also believed that the Pharaoh's tomb was protected by magical spells and curses and that anyone who disturbed the Pharaoh's tomb would be punished. Many pyramids in Egypt have been vandalized and looted over the centuries, and some have even been destroyed. However, the pyramids at Giza have managed to survive relatively intact, and they continue to be a popular tourist attraction and a source of fascination for people all over the world. There is a legend that has circulated for many years that several researchers who studied the pyramids at Giza met mysterious deaths. However, there is no evidence to support this claim. There have been a number of researchers who have studied the pyramids at Giza over the years, and while some of them may have died in the course of their work, there is no evidence to suggest that their deaths were in any way related to the pyramids or that they were the result of any kind of mysterious or supernatural causes.

Pascal Sebah was a pioneering photographer in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in the late 19th century. He was born in Istanbul to an Armenian family and began his career as a photographer in the early 1850s. Sebah quickly gained recognition for his work, which included portraits, landscapes and architectural photographs. He became particularly famous for his images of Ottoman architecture, which were widely distributed throughout Europe and helped shape Western perceptions of the Ottoman Empire. Sebah's studio, which he founded in 1857, became one of the most important photographic studios in Constantinople, attracting clients from all over the Ottoman Empire. Today, Sebah's photographs are highly prized by collectors and considered important historical documents of Ottoman society and culture.

Khufu, Greek Cheops, second king of the 4th dynasty (c. 2575–c. 2465 BCE) of Egypt and builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza (see Pyramids of Giza), the largest single building to that time. Khufu’s reign and that of his son Khafre were represented by the Greek historian Herodotus as 106 years of oppression and misery, but this was belied by Khufu’s posthumous reputation in Egypt as a wise ruler. Herodotus’s story of Khufu’s prostitution of his daughter in order to raise money for his building projects is clearly apocryphal. Although few written sources remain, it is known that Khufu was the son and successor of King Snefru and his queen Hetepheres and was probably married four times: to Merityetes, who was buried in one of the three small pyramids beside his own; to a second queen, whose name is unknown; to Henutsen, whose small pyramid is the third of the group; and to Nefert-kau, the eldest of Snefru’s daughters. Two of his sons, Redjedef and Khafre, succeeded him in turn.

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1919
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Sébah, J. Pascal, Photographer
Cheops, King of Egypt
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New York Public Library
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