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Misir -Sacred land of the Pharaoh: Egypt
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Putopisac:  Masha Lekovic [ Sre Maj 04, 2011 4:52 pm ]
Naslov teme:  Misir -Sacred land of the Pharaoh: Egypt

Originally carved out of the mountainside, the twin temples of Abu Simbel and Hatho look stunning.

Egypt has such a marvellous history that you remain appaled at all the stories about this great country. Are they myths or real events? If these monuments did not survive so intact to our day, perhaps we would have bigger doubts.

Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west, Egypt is situated in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Overwhelming majority of the population adheres to Islam and most of the remainder to Christianity, primarily the Coptic Orthodox - native Egyptian Christians.

Putopisac:  Masha Lekovic [ Sre Maj 04, 2011 4:58 pm ]
Naslov teme:  Re: Misir -Sacred land of the Pharaoh: Egypt

The Great Pyramyd (also called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years, until the 14th century.

The Great Pyramid consists of more than 2.3 million limestone blocks, each weighing 2.5 tons (some foundation pieces are claimed to weigh 15 tons).

Each side is 230 metres long and the base of the pyramid covers about 5 hectares. The accuracy of the pyramid's workmanship is such that the four sides of the base have a minor error of only 58 milimetres in length.

The Egyptians believed the dark area of the night sky with the stars was the physical gateway into the heavens. One of the narrow shafts that extends from the main burial chamber through the entire body of the Great Pyramid points directly towards the sky. This suggests that the pyramid may have been designed to serve as a means to magically launch the deceased pharaoh's soul directly into the abode of the Gods.

Putopisac:  Masha Lekovic [ Sre Maj 04, 2011 5:01 pm ]
Naslov teme:  Re: Misir -Sacred land of the Pharaoh: Egypt

The Great Sphinx is believed to stand as a guardian of the Pyramid of Khafre, facing out from the world of the dead towards the rising sun.

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