Status: Historical Structures; Last Standing Wonder of the Ancient World
The Pyramids at Giza consists of three main pyramids: The Great Pyramid, The Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure as well as the Great Sphinx and other associated surrounding buildings.
The complex was built between 2600 and 2500 BC in the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
As such the pyramids are approximately 4,500 years old.
The site sits on the edge of the Western Desert and about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from the Nile River and 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the city centre in Cairo.
It is the largest of Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one still standing.
The area is surrounded by cemeteries and a worker’s village.
The reason for the construction of the pyramids that is most believed is that they are for the deceased remains of the Pharaohs, but this is far from certain. The theories surrounding the Giza complex are so vast in number they would fill an entire website on their own.
Thus far beyond the scope of this one article.
The Giza complex is part of a UNESCO site and is considered an important and integral part of the history of human civilization.
The strangest part of this haunting is no one has ever seen a ghost inside or even close to one of the pyramids.
The ghost of Howard Carter – the man who discovered the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (better known as King Tut) – has been seen throughout the site. He is described as wearing early 20th century clothing.
There are also numerous reports of large balls of light leaving the complex and heading toward the Valley of the Kings. These are thought to be the spirits of Pharaohs.
Pharaohs themselves, in all their ancient glory, have been seen walking in the site.
Apparitions of other people, clearly not from modern times, have also been reported at the site. Many of these reports date back centuries.
People who own nearby houses have reported hearing phantom screams and disembodied voices telling them to leave the sacred site.
Of course, one must never forget the Pharaoh’s curses on anyone who disturbs their final resting places.