Giza

The Pyramids of Giza, 2017

Well, I have finally gotten all of my photos from this year’s trip to Egypt developed, which means that it’s about time that I began to more frequently post my photos from last year’s trip there.
So, with that thought in mind, here are some photo made at Giza, the home of the most famous pyramids of all – the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the pyramid of Khafre and the pyramid of Menkaure.  These were all kings of Egypt’s 4th Dynasty and built in (or around) the 26th Century BCE.

Of course, no photographs can truly do these great monuments justice.  Not only are they immensely large – the Great Pyramid held the record for the world’s tallest man-made structure for nearly 3,900 years, finally eclipsed by Lincoln Cathedral in the U.K. in 1311 – and need to be seen from a distance to really get a proper sense of scale, but it’s also difficult to get a grip on just how old they are.

To give you a clue, think about this:  Cleopatra (that is, Cleopatra VII, the “famous” queen of that name) is closer in time to us now in the 21st Century than she was to the age in which the pyramids at Giza were built.
As I said, think about it.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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