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28th June, 2023 History

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  • On June 25, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the great pyramids of Giza, which is situated on the outskirts Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
  • At the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, PM Modi is on a two-day state visit to Egypt.
  • The cultural histories of both nations were discussed
  • There was also a discussion on how to deepen the linkages between two nations

Other Details

  • Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly accompanied the Indian prime minister on his visit to three Pyramids of Giza.
  • PM Modi sought the details about the Great Pyramid of Giza on this visit.
  • Earlier on this state visit -
    • He was conferred with the Egypt’s highest state honour Order of the Nile by Egyptian President.
    • He also paid tribute to the brave First World War Indian soldiers at Heliopolis War Memorial in Egypt.

Pyramids Of Giza, Egypt

  • Built in the early 26th century B.C, these Pyramids are situated in outskirts of Cairo, the capital of Egypt and are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • They were constructed over a period of about 27 years, and believed to be oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • These three pyramids were erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Al-Jzah (Giza) in northern Egypt.
  • Out of several wonders of ancient world these are the ones that have remained largely intact.
  • In 1979, the ancient ruins of the Memphis area were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. These ruins include the Pyramids of Giza (Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure),.
  • They belong to the 4th-dynasty of the old kingdom and the Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid.
  • It served as the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, a king of same the Fourth Dynasty.

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