Giza Plateau – Geographical Area- Egypt
The Giza plateau is situated in the Giza, Egypt which is famous for its well-known Giza Necropolis, a desert full of sand having a little amount of plants. It is on the west shore of the Nile River having Saqqara to its south. It provides home to the famous three pyramids called khufu, khafre and the menkure along with some other great landmarks of the country such as valley of temple and sphinx.
It has around nine pyramids. The date of birth of the great Giza plateau is not confirm yet but according to the carbon-14 dating its date of construction is around 3,800 BC. Various kings of Egypt have added to the Giza plateau that made pyramids in the area according to the need.
Most of the work had been done there by the rulers of the fourth dynasty. According to the ancient texts and believes the Giza plateau is made by the Gods but there is a big debate about it. The pyramids of khufu, khafre and the menkure are associated with the king Khufu, his son as well as his grandson whose statues were found by the archaeologists in the valley temple in Giza plateau.
Discoveries have shown that before the construction of all the structures there, the surface was paved with the plates of limestone, thus we can say that the Giza plateau is made up of lime stone. To built the constructions on the plateau the early Egyptian has used a nice technique of fitting the whole stone in a curve which can be seen easily there.
There is a kind of concrete in between the stones. A research project called Ancient Egypt research associates. With its ancient history the Giza plateau is a spot of attraction for the visitors. The land is still in need of study.