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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Pyramids of Giza, Desert, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 2575-2465 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date2575-2465en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T16:18:27Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T16:18:27Z
dc.date.issued2575-2465en_US
dc.identifier208683en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 745en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116563
dc.descriptionPyramid of Khafre (second largest, ca. 2520-2494 BCE), detail at a corner; Egyptian governorate just west of Cairo, site of a major royal necropolis of the Old Kingdom capital of Memphis. The necropolis, containing the 4th Dynasty (ac. 2575-ac. 2465 BCE) pyramid complexes of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus (Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure) and their associated satellite burials, is divided by a broad wadi into two areas: the higher plateau, with the pyramid complexes, Great Sphinx and mastaba fields, and other private tombs on an escarpment to the south-west. Although Giza's period of greatest importance was during the Old Kingdom (ca. 2575-ca. 2150 BCE), the site underwent revivals in the New Kingdom (ca. 1540-ca. 1075 BCE) and the Saite period (ca. 664-525 BCE). Most of the tombs were robbed in antiquity, and much of the original casing of the monuments has been quarried away, considerably altering their appearance. In the late 20th century the site has come under threat from rising ground water, which is slowly destroying the monuments. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; granite; limestoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectPyramidsen_US
dc.subjectOld Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectFourth Dynastyen_US
dc.titleGreat Pyramids at Gizaen_US
dc.title.alternativePyramid complex of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinusen_US
dc.title.alternativePyramid complex of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaureen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-G-1-D16en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypepyramid (tomb)en_US
vra.worktypenecropolis (cemetery form)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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