|Pyramids of Giza|
The Great Pyramid
|Constructed||3rd, 4th, and 5th millenniums BC|
|Points of interest||The Great Sphinx of Giza|
The Pyramids of Giza are ancient structures built by the Ancient Egyptians in the third, fourth, and fifth millenniums BC, on the Giza Plateau. They consist of several individual pyramids and the Sphinx statue that stands before the Great Pyramid. The monuments were popularized when it was categorized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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Battle of the PyramidsEdit
In July of 1798, during Napoleon's invasion of Egypt, a battle occurred near the Pyramids between Napoleon's military and native Mamluks on Napoleon's campaign towards Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Napoleon achieved an astounding victory, with 30 Frenchmen dead and almost three thousand Mamluks dead.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Petrie, William Matthew F. The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh. London: Field & Tuer, 1883. Print.
- ↑ The Encyclopedia Americana Corporation. "Napoleon I." Encyclopedia Americana. Vol. 19. New York: Encyclopedia Americana, 1919. 695-700. Print.