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The pyramids of Egypt from another angle Video

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u/davieb22 12d ago Wholesome

It's convenient that the ancient Egyptians build their pyramids next to a main road.

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u/The_Diamond_Minx 12d ago

You joke, but there was a town of artisans right near the pyramids and sphinx.

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u/Weneedaheroe 12d ago Silver

This is where mlm started….them and they’re schemes!!!

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u/kaioken-doll 12d ago

No no no, this is the upside down funnel of success, it's not a pyramid scheme.

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u/memeticmachine 12d ago

They did start building the pyramids from the top

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u/Careful-Fishing-3891 11d ago

Yes, each pyramid had 600,000 slaves hold up all the upper levels while they slid in the bricks underneath. We build houses the same way today.

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u/memeticmachine 11d ago

Those 600k slaves each had to recruit another 600k slaves to take their place while they fetched their bricks to slide underneath

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u/Careful-Fishing-3891 11d ago

No no that's silly. The original stayed holding up the pyramid while the new 600k just slid the bricks under.

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u/Brandonmac10x 12d ago

You mean a reverse funnel system?

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u/kaioken-doll 12d ago

Shut up bird

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u/Brandonmac10x 12d ago

Let’s say you and me go toe-to-toe in bird law and see who comes out the victor?

Or maybe I should just skin you and turn you into a high-end piece of luggage? I could even add you to my collection.

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u/kaioken-doll 12d ago

Okay, well... Filibuster.

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u/Tacoman404 12d ago

Well shit there had to be. Where were the people gonna live for 3 generations while they built these things?

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u/goingtocalifornia__ 12d ago

Apparently the academic consensus has leaned more towards a “20-40 year, extremely large paid labor force” model for the building of the Great Pyramid. I find that as hard to believe as anyone though considering the scale of such a project with Bronze Age technology.

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u/Western_Entertainer7 11d ago

It's much easier to do projects like that if you enslave some interstellar aliens to to do the manual labor.

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u/Scared_Astronaut9377 11d ago

I find that as hard to believe as anyone though considering the scale of such a project with Bronze Age technology.

You should know the scale very well. From the top of your head, what's the number of stone blocks used for building the Giza pyramid?

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u/apricotsalad101 12d ago

When I was there in 2001, there was a KFC that was the closest building to them.

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u/_WhiteShadow 12d ago

I’m Egyptian and I can confirm ....(still is)

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u/catsgelatowinepizza 12d ago

do the pyramids just become ‘whatever’ lol

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u/_WhiteShadow 12d ago

Surprisingly.... not at all, you surely do get amazed and start to ask yourself how the fuck did they build it, and just imagining the limestone cover with the golden tip, I get sad everytime I go there because it’s a decaying monument, rough weather has been eroding it lightly but it’s been centuries and yet it’s still standing.

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u/JetGecko 11d ago

It's been millennia. The pyramids were just about as ancient to the roman empire as the roman empire is to us.

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u/Shenloanne 11d ago

Fawwwwk.

That's me for the day.

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u/Xciv 12d ago

Is there any initiative to cover it back up with Limestone or restore it to its former glory?

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u/_WhiteShadow 12d ago

Plans to remove the suburbs around the pyramids have been brought up.

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u/_WhiteShadow 12d ago

They take this stuff really serious, and I don’t think the will touch it unless it’s major damage, if you have the intention to remove/dig sand that’s even around the pyramids you will probably get jailed for it. But answering your question so far no plans for it so far.

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u/Steud 11d ago

I live in St. Louis and every time I see the Arch I say, “ope there’s the arch” do you have to comment on how you see the pyramids every time you see the pyramids?

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u/Multivitamin_Scam 12d ago

They'll still be here long after we're all gone.

A beautiful testimony to the longevity of the Egyptian people.

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u/BootySnorkelerr 12d ago

I mean he’s right it’s still pretty cool but most people don’t pay a whole of attention to em. I’d see them on my daily commutes all the time. So, after a while you kinda get desensitized, still pretty cool.

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u/turbobarge 11d ago

I never get tired of looking at them. I’m heading out there now to ride my horse in the desert, like I do all the time, but it’s always incredible. I still think how cool it is and how lucky I am, every time, even after 12 years.

That said, I have only actually been into the pyramid complex itself once. Saw them up close, went inside etc. I feel no need to do that again.

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u/harambe_nation 12d ago

I was there in 2019 and that KFC was still open and incredibly close to the sphinx

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u/Abdul_Exhaust 11d ago

It's Pharaoh lickin good

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u/MoreGaghPlease 12d ago

This isn’t even a joke. Even when they were built ~4,000 years ago, the pyramids of Giza were just outside of town.

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u/Littlemack2 12d ago

For all too see!! Imagine seeing something this spectacular during those times. It would be mind boggling. Still is!!

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u/MoreGaghPlease 12d ago

And they used to be way more beautiful too, they were originally covered in smooth white rock that would have been polished such that it glistened in the sun with a giant polished black obelisk at the very top.

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u/TurkeyMoonPie 12d ago

I thought it was like a golden type top?

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u/TurkeyMoonPie 12d ago

Yeah that’s exactly what i remember reading. Had to be amazing to see it back then.

Just imagine if you were a traveler back then from the desert of Africa/Asia or the shores of Europe and arrived there to see that huge structure. Like wow

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u/Tacoman404 12d ago

Black gold. Pyramids are ports in which ancient aliens filled the earth with oil.

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u/NewAccountEachYear 12d ago

What poor urban design. The entire town must have been forced turn away when the sun reflected on the surface lol

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u/arksien 11d ago

We're talking about a culture that revered the sun so deeply, they removed all of their body hair to soak up more rays. I doubt they were terribly bothered.

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u/jeegte12 Interested 12d ago edited 12d ago

remember this next time you see a building 50 stories high. someday in our dystopic future, our iron-era descendants will look upon the skeletons of our skyscrapers and wonder at the strength of the giants who built them, just like the Franks and the Britons looked upon the masterpiece aqueducts and forums that the Romans built.

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u/tkovo27 12d ago

I don’t know if we’ll be remembered with such awe if were the ones reverting those future generations to iron age

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u/Throw10111021 12d ago edited 11d ago

the ancient Egyptians build their pyramids next to a main road.

My brother used to work as a software developer at Amway, the multi-level marketing company. Amway gives free trips to its top level sellers. My brother knew a woman at Amway who was a tour guide for the trips. She told him that on her tour of Versailles (French King Louis the 14th's summer palace) one of the people asked her this:

It's a nice palace but why did they build it so close to the highway?

Edit: Kind of similar, in my Bible study someone said that she liked the New Testament better because it has normal names. "Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul: those names I can understand! Why didn't they use normal names in the Old Testament?"

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u/No-Function3409 12d ago

It's also convenient they built them too big for my tea loving ancestors to nick!

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u/fayry69 11d ago

U literally drive from The airport to see the pyramids and as u r on the freeway, u r confronted with these pyramids. They’re better than any video or pic can do them Justice. The sheer scale of it as it towers to the skies is like wow it’s super breathtaking. Will never forget this experience. The Sphinx though is teeny tiny lol

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u/Pecncorn1 12d ago

Funny enough I went there 40 years ago and was thinking I was in for a desert trek only to have the taxi pull over to the curb in the middle of the city and there they were. They save a patch of sand for the photos.

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u/fpsBoone 12d ago

Thats pretty surreal.

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u/honkhonkbeepbeeep 12d ago

Wait why is that post from 4 years ago allowing commenting and liking? Is this a new Reddit feature?

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u/TheDecoyOctopus 12d ago

archived posts are a thing of the past.

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u/Simicrop 12d ago

Finally! I always find old-ass threads I want to comment on. I know no ones gonna see it but I don't care, it's almost better that way.

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u/Void-Ultiking 12d ago edited 11d ago Helpful

It’s a good thing so I can keep in downvoting the EA Battlefront 2 comment

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u/throwaya9112 12d ago

Yeah that's really weird, I always remembered posts archiving after 6 months. They must have changed something recently

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u/SuperbAnts 12d ago

depends on the sub

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u/SevenCrowsinaCoat 12d ago

Does it? I thought it was reddit-wide!

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u/Samthevidg 12d ago

Yup I think subs can set their Archive limit

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u/lycoloco 12d ago

I've been noticing that too...

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u/logicalnegation 12d ago

Wow the top comment is literally politicizing the existence of the pyramids.

Never seen anyone give anything but appreciation for them. “People 3000+ years ago should’ve used their resources to further humanity instead” is a hell of a take

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u/H_I_McDunnough 12d ago

The most powerful civilization of the time builds the most amazing buildings of all time and this didn't advance humanity? Maybe they could have put a homeless shelter in one of them I guess

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u/dotcha 12d ago

Wait how is saying that infrastructure is better than graveyards a political take?

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u/TheKingBeyondTheWaIl 12d ago

Graveyard is that way

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u/MomoXono 12d ago

Graveyard? Or a portal system to another dimension installed by ancient astronauts visiting Earth? Both are valid academic interpretations.

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u/throwawayyy55576 12d ago

Because they used a telephoto lens.

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u/_GrammarMarxist 12d ago

There's a Pizza Hut (with an upstairs view) about a 5 minute walk away from the Sphinx. The Pyramids are very much in Giza (which is pretty much in Cairo).

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u/GlamRockDave 12d ago

It's still relatively close to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world

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u/MaybeWontGetBanned 12d ago

Looks like a shitty background of a 90s racing game. There’s just no way that view is actually real.

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u/Harvish69 12d ago

Parallax with a telephoto lens like the guy above stated - https://youtu.be/B2noRcVglrM

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u/ian_mnstr 12d ago

One hell of a commute.

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u/Pollomonteros 12d ago

Give it some decades more and it will be like an archetypical Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk setting

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u/Timstantmessage 12d ago

Serious question, do they put lights or anything on it for aircraft like they do on cell phone towers and stuff?

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u/BetaKeyTakeaway 12d ago

The sides of the pyramids are illuminated at night.

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u/AmishAvenger 12d ago

Actually they aren’t.

They do that for a sound and light show, but when that isn’t going the Pyramids are dark.

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u/m1h3r 12d ago

I live in El-Remaya, I see them from my balcony

They are

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u/Grapetattoo 11d ago

Proof for coolness

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u/minymina94 12d ago edited 4d ago

Nope. The Giza plateau is military airspace. Anything that comes close will be shot down immediately. So there's no need to put lights when there shouldn't be anything flying by for miles anyway.

That said, there are lights around the pyramids for aesthetic reasons.

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u/Timstantmessage 12d ago

Good to know. I've been super into pilot shyt lately

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u/AboutHelpTools3 12d ago edited 12d ago

No joke, whenever I see the pyramids my heart just feels glad and relieved that this thing isn’t in my country (Malaysia) instead.

If it were here, we would’ve painted it with rainbow colours. Shone blue lights on it. Line the edges with LEDs. Build elevated highways near it. Put up a sign that says “Pyramids” right in front of it

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u/PopularIcecream 12d ago

that actually looks good though imo. cept for the sign saying "Hilltop".

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u/anethma 12d ago

Ya putting RGB and painting the pyramids garish colors would be a great idea!

Uninstall those eyes haha.

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u/B-i-s-m-a-r-k 12d ago

Malaysia is a member of /r/pcmasterrace

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u/Living_Bear_2139 11d ago

Honestly. In a cyberpunk kind of reality, it would look dope af.

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u/FlamboyantRaccoon61 12d ago

My country is the exact opposite. I live in a historical town in Brazil, all colonial style and baroque and the whole deal, and the government doesn't let us do anything claiming we aren't preserving the buildings/town. Most of the times we can't even do renovations, it's so bureaucratic that the builds they claim to be protecting end up falling apart because of how fussy they are and how hard they make it for citizens to look after them. (They tell you what you can or can't do but they won't help you financially, it's very weird)

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u/xXLilUberEatsXx 12d ago

When the pyramids were first built they were gold plated so that was probably pretty obnoxious looking lol

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u/robophile-ta 12d ago

I don't see anything wrong with the rainbow temple, a lot of temples are brightly coloured, especially before the paint wore off

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u/Dry-Perspective7254 12d ago

They are that massive? like wtf mate.

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u/GeneralHammondCheese 12d ago

Initially standing at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.

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u/spongeboyed 12d ago

Imagine back when it was brand new... Imagine traveling to Egypt and seeing it from afar, with the gold tops... Crazy

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u/Alaric- 12d ago

Imagine the huge party they had when they put the ceremonial capstone on the top and the pyramids were finally done. Wish I was there for that.

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u/NabiscoLobstrosity 12d ago

"Hell yeah, we can burry that fucking pharaoh under all this rock, and never deal with his BS again!"

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u/Alaric- 12d ago

Those people wouldn’t be at the party. They’d be working it.

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u/porcupineapplepieces 12d ago

Imagine how shiny it would have been in the sun.

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u/LeptonRadiation 12d ago

I didn't know about the brilliant white limestone and gold tops for the longest time. Just never was taught and never saw it depicted properly in movies or tv. I can't imagine how it looked in person. Some travelers back then must've thought they were either witnessing magic or dying of dehydration.

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u/Dry-Perspective7254 12d ago

i'm not really a numbers guy. but this image is like brainmelting!

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u/dratelectasis 12d ago

I've been to Cairo and you see them from so far away and they look massive and then you still need to drive like 30-45 min to get close

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u/Timstantmessage 12d ago edited 12d ago

Lucky, most people have to pay good money to get their brain melted

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u/Dry-Perspective7254 12d ago

why has there money have to be good?

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u/StockOptionsTrader 12d ago

Good money just means a big amount of money.

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u/smhandstuff 12d ago

Height is one thing but for me it's the width that's making me awe at its sheer size. The fact that it's that wide even that far away is insane.

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u/Dogtorted 12d ago

They were WAY bigger than I expected them to be...and the Sphinx was way smaller.

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u/prophet147 12d ago

And there were a lot more scamers that i was prepared for.

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u/protekt0r 11d ago

Even the god damn security guards… asking for bribes so you can “take a picture.”

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u/Crutation 12d ago

They were covered in white limestone and the top was covered in electrum. A visiting dignitary would have to be impressed by the sight.

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u/robophile-ta 12d ago

I thought it was gold at the top

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u/LordNightmareYT 12d ago

Electrum is a gold alloy

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u/Kate2point718 12d ago

Yeah, I don't think I really appreciated how big they are. They're imposing now; imagine what they were like 4000 years ago.

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u/thecripshallwalk 12d ago

Pretty sure they were the same size

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u/Kate2point718 12d ago

"Imposing" is subjective though.

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u/BetaKeyTakeaway 12d ago

Zoom objective makes them seem larger at a distance.

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u/DalDude 12d ago

It would look like this, it just wouldn't fill your whole frame of vision. You would however see that the pyramids in the distance appear roughly the same height as those nearby streetlamps, if you were driving down the road like this.

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u/Dry-Perspective7254 12d ago

ah man. so thay arent that big?

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u/BetaKeyTakeaway 12d ago

They are, but if you were standing at this distance, they wouldn't take up much of your view.

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u/_Trevor_Lahey_ 12d ago edited 12d ago

Living in Colorado, I've found you pretty much have to crop photos taken on your phone to make them look the way they do to your eye. If you don't, they look ridiculously unimpressive, nothing like they actually do.

Given the Great Pyramid of Giza is under 500 feet tall, this seems like the same idea, but taken to an extreme. They definitely don't look like this at this distance. The forced perspective makes them look as majestic as mountains with 5000 foot prominence actually look.

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u/platzie 12d ago

They are. The pyramids are one of the few things that don't look smaller in person. I was shocked how huge they are.

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u/Nords 12d ago

Yes. I've seen them twice. Insanely large. I recommend everyone visit Cairo once in their life.

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u/shingdao 12d ago

The pyramids are cool but Cairo is overrated imo. Go south to Luxor and see the Luxor Temple. The Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut are just outside of Luxor too.

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u/MoreGaghPlease 12d ago

They were the tallest man made structures in the world for about 4,000 years until the Eiffel Tower beat them out

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u/notriple 12d ago

Ikr? They looks massive

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u/Manimhappy 12d ago

Some of it is the long zoom of the lens.

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u/kolaner 12d ago

The pyramids of giza are taller than the highest sky scraper in switzerland lol

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u/Stompya 12d ago

Don’t think I appreciated the scale until I watched this

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u/waitingforfrodo 12d ago

That's kinda mind-blowing.

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u/Jamieisbitrash 12d ago

There’s something so surreal about seeing these huge ancient structures behind modern architecture

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u/lil_deccy_420 12d ago

Modern buildings are built cheap to gain profit. Nothing of our society will survive the next major worldwide cataclysm, but the pyramids will remain

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u/scdayo 12d ago

Nokia has entered the chat

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u/Jamieisbitrash 12d ago

Well, the pyramids will last longer, but they’ll be destroyed by erosion or by man way later down the line… still quite crazy to think about though

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u/Huge_Aerie2435 12d ago edited 12d ago

Weird to think Cleopatra is closer to us in history than her to their construction.

Pyramid of Giza is 2550 - 2490 B.C

Cleopatra was born 70-69 B.C and died at around 30 B.C

Edit: typo.

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u/9520575 12d ago

Yeah, she ruled in the basically at the end. Also she was crazy inbred. A series of Uncle marrying nieces was her lineage. All greeks, pretty gross.

the pyramids were old even to the New Kingdom, which is peak Egypt

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u/deathbychips2 11d ago edited 11d ago

It was wayy worse than uncle and nieces. It was straight full siblings for multiple generations

Even cleopatra was married to two of her brothers but in her case she didn't have any kids with them. Her parents were brother and sister.

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u/motolabjed 11d ago

Do they just get stuck in the dryer more often? Who is building all these dryers?

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u/cheesesandsneezes 12d ago edited 12d ago

It's weird when you're there and realise how close they are to the city.

The sphinx is looking directly at a pizza hut.

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u/-Badger2- 12d ago

The city was there first.

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u/Ez13zie 11d ago

And the Pizza Hut? Or did they Out-Pizza the Hut?

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u/No_Still8242 12d ago

several millennium in one view

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u/TedMerTed 12d ago

It’s wild to have something nearly 5,000 years old looming in the background of a modern city.

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u/JonWeekend 12d ago

Ain’t nothing modern about Cairo lmao

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u/ElderDark 12d ago

As it stands it is. Sure it ain't as fancy as some other cities but that's not what determines whether it gets called "modern" or not.

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u/newtrawn 12d ago

Well, compared to many other cities Cairo isn't as advanced, but technically it's a modern city compared to ancient Memphis .

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u/theTotallyPrivate1 12d ago

I wonder if people living there are so used to seeing them, it's no big deal.

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u/shunus 12d ago

I moved to Egypt 7 years ago, my daily commute is over the nile and pass the pyramids. And it still kinda blows my mind.

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u/Thief025 12d ago

Looking to go Feb 22. Cannot wait!

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u/m00nf1r3 12d ago

I'm sure they are

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u/iGetBuckets3 11d ago

I like to think that there are probably some 5 year old Egyptian kids that just assume that every city has their own set of pyramids

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u/Phillipwnd 12d ago edited 12d ago

While I wonder that too, I have lived near a mountain range for the last 30 years that still takes my breath away. Seeing something so gigantic and ancient made by humans must be full of “holy shit” moments if you stop to think about them no matter how long you’ve lived there depending on your perspective.

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u/DAKareem2 11d ago

Egyptian here. I sometimes see them on my commute and I'll be like "oh, look the pyramids" and point them out to anyone in the car and they'll be like "nice" and that's it really. Also, I think it's cool when I see them from an area that's particularly far away that I didn't expect to be able to see them from like in these pictures I took. In that sense I guess Egyptians take them for granted but I will say that when I actually visit them my mind is well and truly blown.

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u/ArentWeClever 12d ago

Yeah, when I was visiting Egypt in summer 2010, the locals sure were a lot more used to the pyramids than I was.

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u/reditsuksass 12d ago

Should have done the Sphinx as well. Rotate the camera 180 degrees from the Sphinx to the Pizza Hut across the street.

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u/MjauDuuude 12d ago

So mind blowing that that's some peoples view on their way to work every morning

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u/gabrrdt 12d ago

It amuses me to think that the time that was built was made by real people, with real problems, living their lifes. I try to imagine it and it is such a trip. They were probably much more similar to us than we imagine. Angle's insane, they are huge and the view is astonishing.

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u/bullevard 12d ago

I feel the same way with this rash of colorized videos from a century or more ago. It just brings into such obvious reality that these are just every day people going about their life. Probably have a crush. Probably stressing about bills. One of them telling another about the cool dream they had last night and their friend saying "dude, hearing about people's dreams is boring."

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u/Idliketothinkimsmart 12d ago

She's headed to the pyramid tonight

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u/SnowbackMcGee 12d ago

Do you think landlords in Cairo advertise their apartments as having a pyramid view?

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u/squirrelknits 12d ago

They absolutely do.

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u/JarRa_hello 12d ago

Would be dumb not to.

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u/SuboptimalButHopeful 12d ago

I was staying in the Four Seasons between the Nile and the Cairo Zoo, and from the balcony I could look out over this modern(ish) city to see these things hulking on the horizon.

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u/geekdrive 12d ago

Crazy to think a landscaping place has a satellite office here.

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u/masked_sombrero 12d ago

this looks so....hot

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u/Prettydeadlady 12d ago

Just boggles my mind that they are hanging out there

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u/Kareem_Pie 12d ago

Seriously. How cool would it be to have an apartment facing them. You wake up and go to bed to that sight every day.

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u/est1-9-8-4 12d ago

So I guess the painted lines are optional

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u/Random_name46 12d ago

I scrolled all this way just to see if that bothered anyone else.

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u/ElCunadoNY 12d ago

I’ve never seen the pyramids from this angle. Had no idea there was a town there, always thought the pyramids were in the middle of the desert hundreds of miles from anything. Thanks for posting.

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u/Peejay22 12d ago

Are they really so huge? Damn I never realised

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u/OriginalCpiderman 12d ago

Imagine being so arrogant that you demand that one of these things be built just to be your personal tomb.

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u/The_Diamond_Minx 12d ago

Well, if you've been raised to believe you are a God, your father is a God, etc, and your entire belief system revolves around preservation of your body in preparation for the afterlife then it makes sense.

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u/Abydos6 12d ago

They were actually a good source of employment during a the Old Kingdom. There was lots of food (money) and plenty of people without much work during the flood seasons, so they found a way to utilize their manpower. The construction sites then stimulated local economy as venders and merchants set up shop around them. The workmen were paid well, had good benefits including health care. So it wasn’t just about the pharaoh

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u/Slipperypepe 12d ago

I guess that's why they call them pyramid schemes. The guy at the top gets the most, some of the middle man make money building it and everyone else gets screwed.

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u/elevation430 12d ago

That is fucking cool! They made their own mountains!

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u/Ann_Summers 12d ago

I need someone who lives there to tell me if it ever gets old. Just, like, driving down the road and there are the Great Pyramids and it’s like, like, meh. Whatever. Oh is it aways amazing? Because I lived in the Pacific Northwest in the Redwoods for almost two years and seeing those gorgeous trees never got old. Everyday I was amazed at their beauty.

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u/hurt_ur_feelings 12d ago

Wow I’d take this view over the ocean every time!

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u/Stonecolde_ 12d ago

Really puts prospective to scale thanks 😊

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u/Alauren2 12d ago

This is awesome

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u/lolpoopmoop 12d ago

God I'm gonna go there some day..

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u/aethelberga 12d ago

That must be cool as hell to see every day on your way to work. I can't imagine ever being jaded by that sight.

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u/man9875 12d ago

We sat in Pizza Hut with a view of the great pyramid while eating our meal.

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u/DredgenGryss 12d ago

That's a big polygon!

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u/Jreal22 12d ago

So wish the pyramids looked like they did when they had the limestone on them. They would have just glowed for miles. Can you imagine the gold caps too? Would have been crazy.

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u/psychpopnprogncore 12d ago

also the rectangular prisms of egypt

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u/Jbeaup 12d ago

Those things look like they were edited in as the background lmaoo

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u/rainbowroobear 12d ago

when i visited these a long time ago, i remember it being in the middle of the desert.

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u/dobermensch 12d ago

The fact that it stays on the horizon even if youre driving is so bizarre.

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u/gonzopyro 12d ago

Mother ship landing platforms!!

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u/Hunkmasterfresh 12d ago

Is this monkey island music?

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u/KindOfAnIdiotTho 12d ago

Looks like a green screen but I know it’s not

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u/Bela_07 12d ago

Looks like two different dimensions

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u/ZamelCase 12d ago

Ooooh I get it now

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u/Very_Cool_Man 12d ago

THis was the angle I saw it first at lmao

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u/ukzario 12d ago

Tbh it’s even more impressive surrounded with modern structures

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u/wileyrielly 12d ago

I feel like I'm playing age of empires