Jackson M.

Who Am I ?I take tourists to see the great architecture of Ancient Egypt. I travel along the Nile in a time-traveling raft that takes tourists back in time to learn the secrets and history of some of the great Egyptian monuments. I think my tour is the best. So come along if you want to enjoy a ride on the rapids and a vacation you will never forget. On this tour you will see the Great Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza, and Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple.
sphinx.jpgThe Great Sphinx of GizaSphinx-of-Giza-1.jpg
Here is our first stop on my time traveling tour. The Great Sphinx of Giza! Meaning we are in the land of the dead on the west bank of the Nile where the spirits hang out. The Sphinx is a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Right now we are in the 4th dynasty around 2575-2467 B.C.E. There is a big difference between the Sphinx now to the Sphinx in the time it was built. As you can see in the pictures above, the damage on the Sphinx. Some scientists blame it on Napoleons men using the great monuments head for artillery practice. R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz says the damage may be caused by water and the flooding of the Nile. Maybe it is wind damage, or something else. It is said that the Sphinx had a beard (I wasn't sure what it was) and parts of it have been excavated around the Sphinx. Also its nose is missing along with some damage around its eyes. This tomb is 240 feet ( 73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) tall. The body is made of a soft yellowish limestone while the head is made of a harder grey limestone. The purpose of the Sphinx is unknown. Maybe you can find out using these cool links.
Cool Links:
thegreatsphinxfacts.html This will teach you more on the history and mystery of the Sphinx.This video will show you a simulation on the Sphinx's history.

giza.jpgThe Pyramids of Gizapyramids_of_giza_wall_mural.jpgHave you ever heard of the Pyramids of Giza? Well you have come to the right place to learn about it. These pyramids are on the west bank of the Nile like our last stop. only now we are in about 2500 B.C.E. when it was first built the middle pyramid was 480 feet (146.59 meters) tall and the side of the pyramid was 754 feet (230.33 meters). Today it is losing its peak and is only 449 feet (137 meters) tall, the side is now 745 feet (227 meters). Each brick is about 70 tons!!! Imagine having to haul that on a sled. The Pyramids of Giza are the only survived wonder of the 7 wonders of the world. You can still see it today as it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world!
Cool Links:
http://greatpyramidsgiza.com/look at the history of the Pyramids of Giza. This is where I got my information.
A National Geographic video on the Pyramids of Giza.

external image iS2906622b.jpgHatshepsut's Mortuary Templeexternal image Hatschepsuttempel.jpg

Here is our last stop on this tour. Hatshepsut's Temple (Deir el-Bahri). It is one of the most viewed attractions on the west bank of the Nile. This temple has a very unique design and is unlike any other temples. Hatshepsut's temple is magnificent and well preserved. The statues on her temple are Osiris god of the Underworld. Hatshepsut was a great builder and designed a one of a kind monuement. This temple was once said to have a pyramid. There may have been gardens on the ramps and terraces. Now we came back in time to see if it did have a pyramid or gardens so let's find out!this will show you a tour of the temple.