Picture of the Day: The Pyramids of Giza from KFC




Photograph by houstonau on reddit


Here we see the iconic Pyramids of Giza from the inside of a nearby KFC. Unless you’ve visited Egypt, many people may not realize just how close the archaeological site is to the surrounding city. Check out the aerial view below to get a sense of the proximity.

The Giza Necropolis (“pyramids of Giza”) is an archaeological site on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The ancient complex 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.

It is located some 9 km (5 mi) inland into the desert from the old town of Giza on the Nile, some 25 km (15 mi) southwest of the Cairo city centre. The largest and oldest of the pyramids (Pyramid of Khufu) is believed to have been completed some time around 2560 BC. [source]

For those curious, the KFC is located at 4 Abou El Houl Square, Giza, Egypt. You can see it on Google Maps here. If fried chicken isn’t your thing, there is also a Pizza Hut directly above the KFC :)

The pyramid in the middle of the picture above is Khafre’s. You can see a map of the entire complex here.


Photograph by Robster1983 on Wikimedia Commons


via houstonau on reddit