When I Was a Kid We Had To Walk Up The Pyramids And It Was Uphill Both Ways

When I Was a Kid, We Had to Walk Up the Pyramids, and It Was Uphill Both Ways

This photo is from c.1900-1920 and shows an archaeological world that is much different from today. People climbing up to the top of the pyramids of Giza.

What’s neat, is that the pyramids have been a tourist attraction for so long that at the top (although you can’t go see it today) are tons of graffitti from people carving their names in the top over the hundreds and thousands of years.  If you are ever at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the ancient Egyptian ‘Temple of Dendur’ that is displayed in one of its gallery has 19th century graffiti carved into the side of the buildings if you look close enough.

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