Everyone has seen a million pictures of the pyramids at Giza, but you can't really do them justice until you see them up close. Or from a distance so you can take them in together.
They are bigger than you imagine from the photos. In fact, you can see them from the Citadel in Cairo, about 30 kilometers away. In other words, they are the size of mountains.
According to my Fitbit, Kris and I walked more than ten kilometers (six miles) all around the pyramids, including way out into the desert more than a kilometer away from the roads and tourists in order to get this shot. These are the three large pyramids, including the “Great Pyramid” on the right. It's quite a bit further away than the darker granite one on the left, which is actually much smaller. The three small ones in the foreground were built for the wife and children of the Pharaoh buried in the one just behind it.
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