The Cheops Pyramid At Sunrise


photo of the pyramids at sunrise

The sun rises over the Egyptian plain

Written By; Gary Wonning

The sunrise was important to the Egyptians. To them, it symbolized their own resurrection after death.

This would be a perfect time to visit the Giant Pyramid of Cheops. We would be well ahead of the thundering crowds that soon would arrive on this holiday week-end.

Before entering the pyramid, another treat awaited us. We drove west of the pyramids for a front row seat to witness the sun rising and seeing the pyramids at first light.

Located high above Cairo sits the Giza Plane, site of the Ancient pyramids of Giza. Sitting on the highest land for miles around with an ancient dry river valley to the north of the pyramids, and the Nile to the east, it’s  hard to envision how these ancient monuments could have been constructed.

Next to the greatest pyramid of all, the ancient pyramid of Cheops is a museum containing the personal boat of Cheops.

Learn more of the Egyptian culture


photo of the three pyramids of Giza at sunrise

Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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