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Category of Astronomical Heritage: tangible immovable
The pyramids of Giza and related buildings, Egypt

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  • InfoTheme: Ancient Egypt
    Entity: 64
    Subentity: 1
    Version: 5
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2017-11-05 12:10:10
    Author(s): Clive Ruggles

The Pyramids of Giza are inscribed on the

as part of the property ’Memphis and its Necropolis — the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur‘ (no. 86).

There is no mention of astronomy in the Brief Description or Long Description except to say that the Pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops, is a symbol of the Sun, the great god Ra, whose cult became pre-eminent from the Fourth Dynasty. The Pyramid Texts, found in the funerary chambers of the tombs dating from the end of the Old Kingdom, speak of the transformation of the dead king into the Sun.

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