Egypt's pyramids - truth and myths

It’s impossible to think of sunny Egypt without remembering the ancient civilisation that made the country so famous. If you close your eyes and think of this fascinating country you’re bound to conjure up images of the Great Pyramids of Giza. And you may be surprised to learn that there are approximately 120 pyramids dotted across Egypt’s dramatic landscape.

To say that these great monuments have withstood the test of time is an understatement almost as great as the legends behind them. When you head to Egypt, make sure you’re armed with a few facts so you can fully enjoy the pyramids and their majesty.

Tombs of the pharaohs

Many of us grew up learning about the pyramids, and were led to believe that these structures acted as tombs for pharaohs and their queens.

How were pyramids created?

The most famous pyramids in the world are the Great Pyramids of Giza, which rest on a massive burial complex that’s also close to the mythic and magnificent Great Sphinx. This is the trio that you see depicted in paintings and photographs, although there are plenty of other pyramids to explore during your stay.