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Giza Necropolis

Giza Necropolis
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All Gizah Pyramids.jpg
All of the six pyramids of the Giza Necropolis
Giza Necropolis is located in Egypt
Giza Necropolis
Shown within Egypt
Location Giza City, Giza, Egypt
Region Middle Egypt
Coordinates view on map
Type Necropolis
History
Periods Early Dynastic Period to Late Period
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iii, vi
Designated 1979 (3rd session)
Reference no. 86
Region Arab States

The Giza Necropolis (Arabic: ? ?, IPA: [h'mt el'gi?zæ], "pyramids of Giza") is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. It is located some 9 km (5 mi) inland into the desert from the old town of Giza on the Nile, some 25 km (15 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre. The pyramids, which have historically loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination, were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.

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