Friday, September 16, 2016

Video Friday: Pyramids

The Giza pyramid complex (Arabic: أهرامات الجيزة‎‎) is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.The plateau includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. The pyramids, which have historically loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination,were popularized in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.

The Giza Pyramids are not the only pyramids in Egypt. As of November 2008, sources cite either 118 or 138 as the number of identified Egyptian pyramids.

Now, let's watch some videos!

The Pyramids Animated short

Seven ways you're wrong about the Pyramids

Bert and Ernie in a Pyramid

How did they build that?

Emma-Louise Osborne, a 26-year-old recent animation graduate from Southampton, discusses what inspired her tongue-in-cheek final project and what her future plans are in The Ancient Egyptians: how did they build that?.

How the Pyramids were really built

Giza Pyramids 1920