In ancient times these pyramids were covered in polished white limestone and would have been dazzling, reflecting the sunlight. Over the years the limestone has weathered away, been broken/damaged by earthquakes, or deliberately removed.
Some of the pyramids are believed to have been built over a period of about 20 years and would have required a workforce of as many as 200,000 people.
It’s said that Agatha Christie wrote “Death on the Nile” whilst staying there and a film based on the novel was shot there in the 1970s.
hieroglyphics carved in stone millennia ago still visible today, but what do they mean?
The River Nile near Aswan, Egypt, and the water gives a near-perfect golden metallic reflection.
all shots were handheld, but with the low speed of the flight and all the elements of the image being distant, compiling the shots necessary for a panoramic was possible.
a testament to the extraordinary technical capability of modern digital cameras
A felucca sails down the River Nile by the town of Aswan, a scene repeated for thousands of years.
brightly coloured, elegant, figures and the somewhat drab, crumpled, appearance of the man provide for an interesting juxtaposition.
Early morning and the full moon hangs over Egypt’s Valley of the Queens.
Egypt image gallery now posted. HDR was used to good effect to get maximum detail in a Cairo Mosque photograph.