(Fotos F.Ramsauer)
(Deutsch siehe unten)

(Here you can see the 3 great Pyramids on the Plain of Gizah and the Sphinx.) Today, however you have not to imagine them to be all alone in the desert. They are surrounded by Cairo! The Great Pyramid of Gizah seems to be the most mysterious. It’s so imposing, so perfect that you can hardly belive that it was made by mortals. It must have been the creation of Gods or aliens! But at last this ancient riddle (Rätsel/enigma) seems to be solved. There is this British arechologist who has it al figured out and is willing to share his discovery with us, taking us to the very heart of the mystery or the Cheops pyramid where only few people have ever been.

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Imagine, tha the Great Pyramid was built 2000 years before Pythagoras came up with his triangle theorem and they only used very simple tools such as a nicktie and a string. Towards the end of the video we are shown the climax of the pyramid or king Khufu’s burial chamber and its jewelries and the statue of the king in question.

Enjoy the video!

Here is some vocabulary which I translated into Italian.(Vocabolario tradottto in italiano che dovrebbe facilitare la comprensione.)

You stand in awe in front of them. Si sta davanti a loro con grande rispetto.
overpower sopraffare
mere  /figure sth. out semplici /risolvere-capire
aliens extraterrestri
to be baffled rimanere perplesso
astounding /narrow sorprendente/stretto
It’s mind boggling ,it’s weird. è inconcepibile; è strano
They are shimmering in the desert. Luccicano nel deserto.
Huge rocks on top of each other. Enormi blocchi di ssasso, uno sopra l’altro
The right-angled triangle derives from Pythagoras L’angolo retto che si conosce da Pythagoras,.
a string with a weight on the end piombino
skyscrapers grattacieli
tripping over inciampare
accurate preciso
measure out misurare
grid griglia
disjuncted disgiunto
hole bucco
accuracy counts precisione conta
polished walls pareti puliti/lisci
great step grande scalino
a crammed journey un escursione di poco spazio
burial chamber/tomb posto di sepoltura/tomba
inlaid intarsiato
unstable ladder una scala instabile
to be stuck rimanere bloccato

Die Ebene von Gizeh befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe von Kairo und nicht  in der Wüste. Wir spürten die Stadt gleich hinter unseren Rücken.Aber als die Pyramiden vor über  4’000 Jahren gebaut wurden, war der Ort ideal für die Errichtung von Bauwerken, weil er auch westlich des Nils ist, sozusagen am Ort des Sonnenunterganges. Er erfüllte alle notwendigen religiösen Bedingungen für eine Nekropole.

Die Sphinx befindet sich etwa 500 Meter östlich der Chefren-Pyramide. Sie wurde aus Kalkstein der Ebene gemeisselt. Der Körper ist der eines hockenden Löwen, das Symbol königlicher Macht, aber der Kopf ist menschlich. Das Gesicht entspricht wahrscheinlich dem des Pharaonen Chefren.

Hier ein kleines Quiz bezüglich des Pyramidenbaus, das ihr online korrigieren könnt.
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