One of the ancient mysteries that captured the hearts of people all over the world and is on many people’s bucket list is visiting the Pyramids of Giza.
In this post, you will find everything you need to know for a visit to the Pyramids of Giza.
How to get there
Entrance Fee and Opening Hours
- 100 LE for entry to the Pyramid Complex.
- 360 LE if you want to go inside the Great Pyramid.
- 100 LE if you want to go inside the 2nd and 3rd Pyramid.
- 100 LE if you want to visit the Solar Boat Museum.
- 20 LE if you are taking a tripod inside.
About the Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza were built during the 4th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom from around 2613 – 2498 BC. The oldest and largest of the Pyramids, the Great Pyramid, was built by the 4th-Dynasty King, Khufu (2589-2566 BC.).
For a long time, it was believed that the Pyramids were built by slaves. This theory dates back to the Ancient Greeks, however, the idea that the Pyramids were built by slaves is a myth and has never had any archaeological proof. It wasn’t until 2010 that an archaeological team led by Dr. Zahi Hawass discovered several new tombs that belonged to the workers who built the pyramids of Khufu and Khafre.
Archaeologists now agree that the men who built the pyramids were, in fact, highly-skilled workmen, not slaves.
Best time to visit
Can you go inside the Pyramids?
Can you climb the Pyramids?
What to wear at the Pyramids
Wear light clothing that is breathable. Don’t forget to pack your hat, sunglasses, and a light scarf to protect you from heat and potential sandstorms.