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17 Places You Must Visit Before You Die

Travelers Today       By    Naia Carlos

May 08, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

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1. Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Giza’s great and stunning pyramids are the relics of a lost era, a peek into an ancient world that has long given way to the bustle of modern life. It's the only one out of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that has survived. Despite the surge of modernity, these tombs of long-dead pharaohs are built to endure several lifetimes.

These tombs of the pharaohs have been standing at the edge of the Nile River for about 4,500 years. However, how the ancient Egyptians were able to achieve the architectural feats is still a mystery, says National Geographic.

Seeing the towering heights of the tombs are jaw-dropping enough, but stepping inside the Great Pyramid of Giza — also known as the Pyramid of Khufu — and the other Giza pyramids is the height of the experience. Here, the buzz of the crowds falls away as travelers get fully immersed in the tomb art and inscriptions telling the life of the ancient Egyptians.

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