Cities Have Surrounded the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt Over the Last 100 Years
The Pyramids of Giza are the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one that remains mostly intact. Built circa 2580–2560 BC, they are believed to have served as a tomb for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh. The Pyramids of Giza have been preserved faithfully throughout the years, but their surroundings have changed significantly.
Today, part of Egypt’s authenticity comes from the contrast of ancient Giza architecture mixed with Cairo’s modern vibe. Full of history, a mix of ancient tradition paired with a modern flair, Egypt sure is a distinctive country.