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Sun Aug 21, 2022, 10:43 AM

Incredible Drone Photos Offer Bird's-Eye View of Giza's Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

As early as 225 BCE, the Great Pyramid at Giza was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The list by Philo of Byzantium also included the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. However, unlike these two ancient wonders which have fallen to time and circumstance, the pyramids remain to this day. Thanks to the clever drone photography of Ukrainian travel photographer Alexander Ladanivskyy, everyone can now view these wonders from high above.

Ladanivskyy specializes in travel photography, capturing unique vistas from Tanzania to Norway. While his shots are enough to inspire wanderlust in anyone, they can also lend perspective that even experienced travelers lack. For his pyramid photos, he collaborated with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism to capture unique footage using a camera drone. The drone was flown directly over and around the Great Pyramid of Giza and offers a compelling look at the very tip of the famed structure.

The Great Pyramid is almost 4,600 years old. It was built for the Pharaoh Khufu who ruled in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. Constructed of limestone bricks cemented with mortar, the pyramid stands 481 feet tall. It was the tallest man-made building for over 3,000 years until Lincoln Cathedral was built in England in 1311. Experience the monument like never before and scroll down to “zoom” into the very tip of the pyramid—laboriously built in ancient stone bricks.

https://mymodernmet.com/alexander-ladanivskyy-drone-giza-pyramid-photo/








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Reply Incredible Drone Photos Offer Bird's-Eye View of Giza's Ancient Egyptian Pyramids (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 21 OP
3auld6phart Aug 21 #1
MagickMuffin Aug 21 #2
Beartracks Aug 21 #5
Tetrachloride Aug 21 #3
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2022, 10:47 AM

1. wowzers

Certainly a different perspective. .

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2022, 10:47 AM

2. The last pic, zooming in you can see where modern day people etched words into the stones



I've seen pics like this before. Very interesting!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 21, 2022, 01:31 PM

5. "No one will ever see my etched name up here!"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2022, 11:16 AM

3. the date of photography might be interesting.

i thought egypt banned drones and kites. So his collaboration with Tourism Ministry might have been very tight.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Aug 21, 2022, 01:24 PM

4. Wow - KnR. n/t

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