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Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt 探秘古埃及金字塔


At the dawn of history, the ancient Egyptians showed the world how to build the impossible wonders. In this fascinating documentary special we uncover the secrets of Ancient Egypt Pharaoh, engineers and architects and bring to life great buildings and the ancient Egyptians saw them - towering over their great civilization in the history of Africa, and perhaps the world...

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The pilgrims that come here today are following the footsteps of those who have come here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people who come here as casual tourists and then become aware of the tremendous spiritual heritage that is here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.

From this site, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promised land, and the Jewish nation was born.

Egypt had long had its own icons in mythologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Giza plateau beside Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet. Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are the tunnels inside it? Which king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

They call him Father of the Terra. They are afraid of him.  And, can you imagine even the locals today are afraid of the Sphinx?  The people at that time were also afraid--Maybe he is just here watching you all the time.   
  
In ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animal with human
was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion's body. And in ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such a way--the pharaoh himself.

The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to be virile, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here the head of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a lion representing might and power.

The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarry before the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why build
a sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

It's cut from actual rock. So, this huge rock was standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And that thing would have been a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the mean time, it would be a symbol for the sun god Ra.


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The pilgrims have come to get there, following the footsteps of those who came here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people, who come here as kind of tourists and then become aware of these tremendous spiritual heritages at here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.

From this side, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promise land, and the Jewish nation was born. Egypt had long had its own icons in their theologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world, no one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Giza plateau beside Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet. Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are there tunnels inside it? Who king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

They call him, "Father the Terra". They are afraid. They can imagine the local / things. The people / also, but / just / watching it the whole time.

In the ancient Egyptian art, the idea, a fusing animal was human, was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion's body. And in Ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such way, the pharaoh himself.

The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to be venial, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here the head of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a life representing might and power.

The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarry before the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why built the sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

It's got from actually a rock. So, this huge rock was standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And thing would have to be a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the meantime, it would be a symbol for the Sun God Chepri.
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The pilgrims have come to get there, following the footsteps of those who came here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people, who come here as kind of tourists and then become aware of these tremendous spiritual heritages at here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.

From this side, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promise land, and the Jewish nation was born. Egypt had long had its own icons in their theologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world, no one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Giza plateau beside Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet. Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are there tunnels inside it? Who king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

They call him, "Father the Terra". They are afraid. They imagined the locals there are threatening scenes. The people at that time were awful, they just see it and watch it all the time.

In the ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animal with human, was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion's body. And in Ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such a way, the pharaoh himself.

The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to be venial, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here the head of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a life representing might and power.

The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarry before the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why built the sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

It's got from actually a rock. So, this huge rock was standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And that thing would have to be a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the meantime, it would be a symbol for the Sun God Chepri.
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本帖最后由 samanta 于 2009-8-19 11:37 编辑

The pilgrims have come here to there following the footsteps of those who have come before the 17th century,  it is gratifying to see people who come here as cacual turists and then they come aware of the tremenduous spiritual heritage here. And they come as tourists and leave as pilgrims.
From the sight, most is to be believed to show the people the way to their promised land. and the Jewish nation has born. Egypt has long had icons of its own, the most mysterous of all is the largest free standing stone sculpture in the world, no one is certain who will represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Spinx has long been considered the strangest icon in the world. at 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the plateau besides Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the spinx has been seen as the key to life. Fa has worshiped at its feet. Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Spinx has been objective to every test but remains as ???why was it built, why had a tunel inside it? Which kings does it represent? What power does ???hold?
They call him, father of terror. Afraid? You can image the locals today are afraid of Spinx.
The people at that time were all afraid of him, he just there watching you all the time.
In the ancient Egypian art, the idea of human with animal was nothing new. But this was the first time that a human'head has been sculpted on to a lion's body. In ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in   such a way, the ??himself. The king, being the manipulation of Egypt,  he has to be reliable, almight, fearless and powerful. So you have here, the head of the king representing intelligence, while the body of a lion representing might and power. The stands in a vast u-shaped before the first pyramid built by Kufu and the second pyramid built by his son Kafry. It is thought to represent one of them. But why built a sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex? Its actual a rock, so the huge rock standing there, so they decided to do something with it, so that thing would be a huge statue that would be ??the king and at the meantime, it would be a symbol of sungod ??
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本帖最后由 anne.0505 于 2009-8-19 10:54 编辑

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The pilgrims have come to get there, followingthe footsteps of those who came here for 17 centuries. It is gratifyingto see people, who come here as kind of tourists and then become awareof these tremendous spiritual heritages at here, and they come astourists and they leave as pilgrims.


From this side, Moses is believed to have shownhis people the way to their promise land, and the Jewish nation wasborn. Egypt had long had its own icons in their theologies. The mostmysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in theworld, no one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Halfhuman, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangesticon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Gizaplateau beside Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinxhas been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet.Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected toevery test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are theretunnels inside it? Which king does it represent? What power does theSphinx hold?

They call him, "Father the Terra". They areafraid of him. You can imagine the local stay afraid to  things. The people at that time were also afraid he is just here watching you all the time.

In the ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusinganimal with human, was nothing new. But this was the first time a humanhead was sculpted onto a lion's body. And in Ancient Egypt, there wasonly one person who could be portrayed in such way, the pharaoh himself.

The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, hehas to be venial, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here thehead of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a liferepresenting might and power.

The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarrybefore the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built byhis son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why builtthe sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

It's got from actually a rock. So, this huge rockwas standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And thingwould have to be a huge statue that would manifest the king and in themeantime, it would be a symbol for the Sun God Chepri.
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The pilgrims come here today following the footsteps of those who come here for 17 centuries. It is glad to find to see people who come here as casual tourists. And then become aware of the tremendous spiritual air desert is here. And they come as tours and leaders pilgrims.

From his sight, Moses has believed to have shown his people they way to their promised land, and the Jewish nation was born. Egypt had long had its own icons of mythologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free standing stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who it represents or even who built it.

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The pilgrims have come here today are following the footsteps of those who have come here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people/ who come here as casual tourists and then become aware of these tremendous spiritual heritages as here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.

From this site, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promise land, and the Jewish nation was born. Egypt had long had its own icons in / mythologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Giza plateau beside Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet.Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are there tunnels inside it? Which king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

They call him/ Father of the Terra. They are afraid of him.  And, can you imagine the locals today are afraid of the Sphinx?  The people at that time were also afraid--Maybe he is just here watching you all the time.   
  
In / ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animal with human, was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion's body. And in ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such a way--the pharaoh himself.

The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to be venial, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here the head of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a life representing might and power.

The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarry before the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why built the sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

It's got from (an) actual rock. So, this huge rock was standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And that thing would have been a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the mean time, it would be a symbol for the sun god Ra.
  
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The Pilgrims have come here today, following the footsteps of those who has come here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to say people who come here as casual tourists and then become aware of this romantic spiritual heritage here. And they come as tourists and leave as pilgrims.

From this side, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promise land and the Jewish nation was born. Egypt has long has its own icons and mythologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who represents and even who built it.

Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has been considered as the strangest icon on earth. At six meters long and twenty high, it guides the Giza Plateau besides Egypt’s two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped its feet. Conquers have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are there tunnels inside it? Who king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

They call him father of the terra. They are afraid. They can * the locals toady afraid to sit. People do that awful thing, they just there and watch him all the time.

In ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animal with human is nothing new but this was the first time a human’s head was sculpted onto a lion’s body. And in ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such a way, the pharaohs himself.

It came be the manifestation of Egypt. It has be to be *, mighty, fearless and powerful. So you have here the head of the king representing intelligence but the body of the lion representing mighty and power. The sphinx stands in a vase U-shaped quarry before the great pyramid Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why built a sculpture in a middle about pyramid complex?

This sculpture is actual a rock. To this huge rock was standing there, so they decided to do something with it and I think there should be a huge statue that would manifest the king. And in the mean time, it would be a symbol for the sun god Khepera.
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The pilgrims that come here today are following the footsteps of those who have come here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people who come here as casual tourists and then become aware of the tremendous spiritual heritages that is here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.

From this site, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promised land, and the Jewish nation was born.

Egypt had long had its own icons in mythologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Giza plateau beside Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet.Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are the tunnels inside it? Which king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

They call him Father of the Terra. They are afraid of him.  And, can you imagine even the locals today are afraid of the Sphinx?  The people at that time were also afraid--Maybe he is just here watching you all the time.   
  
In ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animal with human, was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion's body. And in ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such a way--the pharaoh himself.

The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to be virile, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here the head of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a lion representing might and power.

The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarry before the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why built a sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

It's cut from actual rock. So, this huge rock was standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And that thing would have been a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the mean time, it would be a symbol for the sun god Ra.
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The piligrims have come to get there,following the footsteps of those who came here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people who come here as casual tourists and then become aware of these tremendous spiritual heritages here,and they come as tourists and they leave as piligrims.
From this side,Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promise land,and the Jewish nation was born.
Egypt had long had its own icons in theocologies,the most mysterous of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world.No one is certain who it represents or even who build it.
Half human, half animal,the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth,at 60 metres long and 20 high it guards the Giza plateau beside Egypt`s 2 largest pyramids.For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life, Pharaohs have worshipped at its feet,conquerors have knelt down before it,the Sphinx has been subjected to every test,but remains an enigma.Why was it built? Why had the tunnels inside it? Which king does it represent? What power does these things hold?
They call him 'father the terra'.they afraid of him,they can imagine the locals there are threatening scenes.The people at that time were awful of it,it`s just here watching you all the time.
In ancient Egyptian art, the ideal refusing animal with human was nothing new,but this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion`s body.And in ancient Egypt,there`s only one person who can be protrayed in such way,the Pharaoh himself.
The king being the manifastation of Egypt,he has to be venial,mighty,fearless and powerful.So you have here the head of the king representing intelligence,but the body of lion representing might and power.
The Sphinx stands in a vast u-shaped quarry before the great pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre.It is thought to represent one of them.But why build the sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?
It`s got from actually a rock. So, this huge rock was standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And that thing would have to be a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the meantime, it would be a symbol for the Sun God Chepri.




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The pilgrims have come here today are following thefootsteps of those who have come here 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people,who come here as causal tourists and then become aware of these tremendous spiritualheritages as here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.
From this site, Moses is believed to have shown his peoplethe way to their promise land, and the Jewish nation was born. Egypt had longhad its own icons of mythology. The most mysterious of all is the largest freestanding stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who it represents oreven who built it. Half human, half animal, the sphinx has long been consideredthe strangest icon on earth, at sixteen meters long and twenty high. It guards theGiza plateau beside Egypt’s two largest pyramids. For centuries, the sphinx hasbeen seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet. Conquerorshave knelt down before it. The sphinx has been subjected to every test, butremains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are there tunnels inside it? Which kingdoes it represent? What power does the sphinx hold?
They call him father of Terra. They are afraid of him. Andcan you imagine the locals today are afraid of the Sphinx? The people at thattime were also afraid. Maybe he is just here watching you all the time.
In the ancient of Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animalwith human was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head wassculpted onto a lion’s body. And in ancient Egypt, there was only one personwho could be portrayed in such a way, the pharaoh himself.
The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to bevenial, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here the head of the kingrepresenting intelligence, but the body of a life representing might and power.
The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarry before the GreatPyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It isthought to represent one of them. But why built the sculpture in the middle ofa pyramid complex?
It’s got from an actual rock. So, this huge rock wasstanding there. So, they decided to do something with it. And that thing wouldhave been a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the mean time, itwould be a symbol for the sun god Ra.
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The pilgrims that come here today are following the footsteps of those who have come here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people who come here as casual tourists and then become aware of the tremendous spiritual heritage that is here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.

From this site, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promised land, and the Jewish nation was born.

Egypt had long had its own icons in mythologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest free-standing stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Giza plateau beside Egypt's two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet. Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains an enigma. Why was it built? Why are the tunnels inside it? Which king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

They call him Father of the Terra. They are afraid of him.  And, can you imagine even the locals today are afraid of the Sphinx?  The people at that time were also afraid--Maybe he is just here watching you all the time.   
  
In ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animal with human
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was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion's body. And in ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such a way--the pharaoh himself.

The king, being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to be virile, mighty, fearless and powerful. So, you have here the head of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a lion representing might and power.

The Sphinx stands in a vast U-shaped quarry before the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why
build
a sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

It's cut from actual rock. So, this huge rock was standing there. So, they decided to do something with it. And that thing would have been a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the mean time, it would be a symbol for the sun god Ra.
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“The pilgrims that come here today are following the footsteps of those who have come here for 17 centuries. It is gratifying to see people, who come here as casual tourists and then become aware of the tremendous spiritual heritage that is here, and they come as tourists and they leave as pilgrims.”

From this site, Moses is believed to have shown his people the way to their promised land, and the Jewish nation was born.

Egypt had long had its own icons in mythologies. The most mysterious of all is the largest freestanding stone sculpture in the world. No one is certain who it represents or even who built it. Half human, half animal, the Sphinx has long been considered the strangest icon on earth. At 60 meters long and 20 high, it guards the Giza Plateau, beside Egypt’s two largest pyramids. For centuries, the Sphinx has been seen as the key to life. Pharaohs have worshiped at its feet. Conquerors have knelt down before it. The Sphinx has been subjected to every test, but remains as an enigma. Why was it built? Why are the tunnels inside it? Which king does it represent? What power does the Sphinx hold?

“They call him ‘Father of the Terror’. They are afraid of him. You can imagine the locals today are afraid of the Sphinx. The people of that time were also afraid. Maybe he’s just here watching you all the time.”

In ancient Egyptian art, the idea of fusing animal with human was nothing new. But this was the first time a human head was sculpted onto a lion’s body. And in ancient Egypt, there was only one person who could be portrayed in such a way -- the pharaoh himself.

“The king being the manifestation of Egypt, he has to be virile, mighty, fearless and powerful. So you have here the head of the king representing intelligence, but the body of a lion representing might and power.”

The Sphinx, stands in a vast, u-shaped quarry before the Great Pyramid built by Khufu and the second pyramid built by his son Khafre. It is thought to represent one of them. But why build a sculpture in the middle of a pyramid complex?

“It’s cut from actual rock, so this huge rock was standing there. So they decided to do something with it. And that thing would have been a huge statue that would manifest the king and in the mean time, it would be a symbol for the sun god Ray.”
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