why do people visit the pyramids of giza

Enter the Great Pyramid on the north face, 56 feet above the ground. After descending a brief entry tunnel, you'll climb upwards through another tunnel leading into a larger gallery and finally to above-ground funerary vaults. This aspect is unique among the pyramids, as other pyramid interiors only have a tunnel system leading to underground chambers. The treasures from inside the structures have been removed and can be viewed at world-famous museums like the British Museum (britishmuseum. org), Berlin's Egyptian Museum (egyptian-museum-berlin. com) and Italy's Turin Museum (museoegizio. it).

However, behind the Great Pyramid you can visit the Solar Barque Museum, which displays some of the boats from the pyramids that were thought to transport pharaohs to the underworld.
A pictureБs worth a thousand words, includingБin the case of a law-breaking touristБthe words Бbanned for life.

Б recently announced that 18-year-old German tourist Andrej Ciesielski is no longer welcome in the country after illegally scaling the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza to take photos. Two weeks ago, Ciesielski broke Egyptian law and and snapped (admittedly gorgeous) photos of the nearby Pyramid of Khafre.

According to , once Ciesielski was back on the ground, he was arrested by the antiquities and tourism police, only to be released on the grounds that he was ignorant of the anti-pyramid climbing law. He was free to go after promising to never to climb a pyramid again. And while his photographs and videos were confiscated by the authorities, Ciesielski still managed to share the images on and.

Now, that EgyptБs Minister of Antiquities has officially notified the German Embassy in Cairo that Ciesielski is banned for life and may never return to Egypt. The Egyptian government has outlawed climbing the pyramids to protect the ancient monuments, which are some of the last remaining wonders of the ancient world.

Climbing the pyramids is also banned because itБs exceedingly dangerous, and typically anyone caught scaling the pyramids face up to three years in an Egyptian jail. This wasnБt CiesielskiБs first climbing stunt. He has scaled buildings in, Dubai, and Hong Kong, as part of what calls Бthe global trend of Б a past-time that combines trespassing, dizzying heights, free climbing, and photography.