I am at the entrance of the Pyramid of Cheops in Giza Egypt -
The interior of the pyramid can also be seen, but the visit is fatiguing (lack of fresh air) and not particularly rewarding. The entrance is by a passage on the north side which was cut by tomb-robbers some 50ft/15m below the original entrance. This narrow tunnel leads into the Grand Gallery, a long passage (28ft/8.5m high, 37.5ft/12.25m wide, 154ft/47m long), a marvel of skillful masonry, beyond which is the tomb chamber (19ft/5.75m high, 34ft/10.50m long, 17ft/5.25m wide), containing the open, empty granite sarcophagus. The mummy has not been found.
This tunnel is only about 1.5 metres square and has walking traffic going both up and down at the same time!! The day we visited it was over 40 degrees Celsius by 9.30am and by the time we made it down the tunnel inside the Pyramid, is was over 50 degrees Celsius. Amazing tour, but oh so hot.
NOW for this weeks photo...