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Giza Sound and Light Show

the sphinx narrates the whole affiar

It gets surprisingly cold sitting there during the show, which starts with a monologue by the Sphinx, called the "father of terror". It outlines the history of the pyramids, sphinx, and temples and how the mummification rituals were performed here before burial.

They have recently upgraded the show to include some spiffy laser pictures of the interiors of the pyramids, and it is worthwhile to brave the booming voices and melodramatic music to see the "light" part of the show.

laser-lighting the inner chambers of the great pyramid

After the show, we spent about half an hour giggling over the spectacle of it all, and vowed never to do that again. We almost missed out on the truly spectacular sound and light show at Abu Simbel (which shouldn't be missed) because this oen was just so...cheesy. I'm glad that we went, but be warned that this is not for serious art/culture buff.

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