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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Arab's used the polished limestone from the pyramids to build their mosques in Cairo.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Interesting,I never know that. Do you know what year the Arabs use the limestone to build their mosques? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont but probably around early 1800's?
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Cool, thanks
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heru'ur wrote:
And my gym teacher told me that a long time ago he climbed the Sphinx.


Well, the Sphinx isn't really that tall. I don't know if anyobdy's allowed to climb the Sphinx... but I don't think it would be a huge feat. Usually when they have photos, they really work on the camera angle to make it look comparable to the pyramids in size.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused I bet they would not allow you to climb it.
Crying or Very sad People would mess it up.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you want to climb a Pyramid in the first place?
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cause it would be cool to go to the top. Even though I would never cause I am really afraid of heights.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cause its an expreience you'll never forget!
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Yeah, that too!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to climb go on a climbing holiday, do not scale one of the worlds oldest and most enduring monuments! You are not allowed even to the base of the Sphinx anymore, it has been sectioned off and what do you mean the sphinx isn't even that tall??? Have you seen it? For a civilisation without the wheel, four and a half thousand years old I think that they did a preety good job. The great pyramid was the worlds tallest building until 1882, when the eiffel tower was built. It would dwarf most modern buildings for heavens sake, let alone a 4,500 year old sculpture! When I went to Karnak i was outraged to see flocks of Japanese tourists climbing over the altar in the holy of holies, it is an ancient temple - not a childrens playground. People need to respect Egyptian heritage a bit more, it is because of such thoughtless acts that it is disappearing. Sorry about this little rant, i think i got carried away! lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great Pyramid is the tallest stone building in the world.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was also the worlds tallest building until the Eiffel Tower was built in the 1880's.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The great pyramid was beaten by some medievla church spires.

There are other pyramids in Egypt - I have climbed one (it looked like a heap of rubble) - i can't remember whos but it was well off the normal tourist trail.

An egyptologist told me she told a woman off for throwing something in the nile & it turned out to be her afterbirth!
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