The Pyramids of Giza (Arabic: أهرامات الجيزة‎) are an archaeological complex on the Giza Plateau on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The complex the three Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. historically loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination, were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Pyramid complex is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence since the 15th century.

The Great Pyramids were built at the direction of Pharaohs Khufu and Khafra in the 26th century BC. They are almost entirely solid rock and were built to hold the mummified corpses of kings in a small room filled with precious jewelry. Elaborate safeguards failed, and the pyramids were plundered of treasure not long after being completed. In the Middle Ages, it was widely and mistakenly believed that the Pyramids were spacious storehouses for emergency grain rations, and were built by the Biblical Hebrews (forerunners of today's Jews). In fact, the Pyramids predate the Hebraic period by several centuries, and the amount of open space inside consists of a tiny burial chamber, not sufficient for the purpose of being a granary.

Pyramids in "Coming Across"[]

Lingol was an old elf at the time the humans built the Pyramids of Giza. Nevertheless, he was still youthful in body, spirit and mind several millennia later when he visited the gay bars of San Francisco in 1979.

Pyramids in "The Horse of Bronze"[]

Enormous stone piles stood in the country of the sphinxes, next to an enormous statue of a sphinx.[1]

Pyramids in "Myth Manners' Guide to Greek Missology"[]

Andromeda saw the Pyramids on her visit to Egypt following the defeat of the Gorgons.[2]

Pyramids in The War That Came Early[]

During the 1920s, Barbara and Ronald Cartland visited Egypt and saw the Pyramids.[3]

Pyramids in Worldwar[]

The Pyramids were located near Cairo, Egypt, the Race's capital on Tosev 3. Like all Tosevite structures, they were no more than 10,000 years old (5000 in Tosevite reckoning), an age regarded as recent and unimpressive by the 100,000-year old Race. Nevertheless, Tosevites regarded their age as significantly ancient and awe-inspiring, and held the structures in high esteem.

Moishe Russie, a Tosevite adviser to Fleetlord Atvar, and a Jew, told Atvar that tradition held that Russie's ancestors built the Pyramids when the Jews were slaves, but he wasn't certain how accurate this notion was.


  1. The First Heroes, p. 104.
  2. E.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, p. 281, paperback.
  3. Coup d'Etat, Chapter 17.