Giza

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of largest suburbs by population the world's second largest suburb in 2006, tied with Incheon, South Korea and Quezon City, Philippines, second only to Yokohama, Japan. Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids

and temples. Giza has always been a focal point in Egypt's history due to location in respect to Memphis, the ancient capital. The Great Pyramid of Giza at one time was advocated (1884) as the location for the Prime Meridian, a reference point used for determining a base longitude. ''"The Canary Islands and the Question of the Prime Meridian: The Search for Precision in the Measurement of the Earth"'', Wilcomb E. Washburn.


San Andrés Cholula, Puebla

, took over and pushed the formerly dominant Olmec –Xicallancas to the eastern side of the city. This side is the city is defined as the Great Pyramid of Cholula and east. The city has remained more or less divided since under different political organizations. However, the two halves share a common religious and social tradition which binds the city as a whole. San Andrés is known for being historically indigenous and still contains a larger indigenous population. It is also home

city, but the city's political division into two municipalities: San Andrés Cholula and San Pedro Cholula, has its roots in the pre Hispanic period. San Andrés encompasses the city and some more rural areas outside of it from the Great Pyramid on east. The center for the entire city of Cholula is considered to be in the municipality of San Pedro Cholula, where the large Plaza de la Concordancia and the monastery of San Gabriel are. ref name "

Remedios church on the pyramid. Eight of the city's eighteen traditional barrios or neighborhoods are located in San Andrés. The division of the city into barrios, and into two halves, began in the pre Hispanic period. However, after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, the barrios were reorganized around parish churches, each given a patron saint.


San Juan Teotihuacán

. It is in the northeast of the Valley of Mexico, 45&nbsp;km northeast of Mexico City and 119&nbsp;km from the state capital of Toluca. Teotihuacan takes its name from the ancient city and World Heritage site (Teotihuacan) that is located next to the municipal seat. "Teotihuacan" is from Nahuatl and means "place of the gods." In Nahua (Nahua peoples) mythology the sun and the moon were created here. The seal of the municipality features the Pyramid of the Sun from

here although both insurgent and royalist armies passed through at one time or another. The municipality was taxed heavily to feed Mexico City during this time, leading to the abandonment of many fields. thumb left View of the Avenue of the Dead and from the Pyramid of the Moon. The modern town is on the horizon (File:Teotihuacán.jpg) The Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century had profound effects on the municipality as well as many other rural

. The Pyramid of the Sun was the first to be explored and restored, followed by a number of other religious structures. In 1962, the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) began work at the site under Ignacio Bernal, which was completed in 1964. This project explored and restored the Palace complex Quetza-Mariposa, the Calle de los Muertos, the Pyramid of the Moon and finished work on the Pyramid of the Sun. A highway from Mexico City was also built. The site was opened


Cholula, Puebla

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: www.sanandrescholula.gob.mx home.php San Andrés and SanPedro footnotes '''Cholula''' is a city and district located in the center west of the state of Puebla, next to the city of Puebla de Zaragoza, in central Mexico. Cholula is best known for its Great Pyramid (Great Pyramid of Cholula), with the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top and its numerous churches. The city and district are divided into two, San Pedro Cholula

Overlooking the San Gabriel monastery and city from the Pyramid The city of Cholula is located just west of the state capital of Puebla and is part of its metropolitan area. The city is divided into two municipalities, called San Pedro Cholula and San Andrés Cholula, which also include a number of smaller communities that surround the city proper. The main plaza of the city is located in the municipality of San Pedro Cholula, but the Great Pyramid, located only a few blocks away, is located


Gorman, California

; (now at the bottom of Pyramid Lake (Pyramid Dam)). The '''Ridge Route''', officially the '''Castaic-Tejon Route''', California State Legislature, Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 98—Relative to the 1915 Ridge Route Highway Historical Monument, filed with Secretary of State October 2, 2001 was a two-lane highway running between Los Angeles County, California Los

+Street+West+93536&daddr Los+Angeles%2C+California%2C+United+States&btnG Get+Directions Google page showing distance between Neenach and downtown Los Angeles It lies southeast of Tejon Ranch, one of California’s oldest working ranches. '''Pyramid Dam''' is a dam on Piru Creek located in northern Los Angeles County, north of Castaic (Castaic, California) and south of Gorman (Gorman, California). Its reservoir, Pyramid Lake (Pyramid Lake (California)), stores water

into Los Angeles County (Los Angeles County, California) in the Pyramid Lake (Pyramid Lake (California)) area, between Castaic (Castaic, California) and Gorman (Gorman, California). Mountain ranges within the Los Padres include the Santa Lucia Mountains, La Panza Range, Caliente Range (Caliente Mountains) (a small part), Sierra Madre Mountains (Sierra Madre Mountains (California)), San Rafael Mountains, Santa Ynez Mountains, and Topatopa Mountains; the highest parts


Pelusium

Philadelphus - Ptolemy III Euergetes - Ptolemy IV Philopator - Decree of Memphis (Ptolemy IV) - Ptolemy V Epiphanes - Ptolemy VI Philometor - Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator - Ptolemy VIII Physcon - Ptolemy IX Lathyros - Ptolemy X Alexander I - Ptolemy XI Alexander II - Ptolemy XII Auletes - Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator - Ptolemy XIV of Egypt - Land of Punt - Pylon (architecture) - Pyramid - Bent Pyramid - Egyptian pyramids

- Pyramid of Djoser - Pyramid of Khafre - Pyramid of Menkaure - Red Pyramid - Step pyramid - Pyramid of Unas - Pyramid Texts - Pyramidion - Pyramidology In ancient times, Pliny the Elder (N.H. 5.11) said that upon reaching the delta the Nile split into seven branches (from east to west): the Pelusiac (Pelusium), the Tanitic (TaDOGnis, Egypt), the Mendesian, the Phatnitic, the Sebennytic, the Bolbitine (Rosetta), and the Canopus, Egypt


Edfu

and into the reign of Pepi I of the Sixth Dynasties. He was an administrator, judge, chief of the royal archives and a "Great One among the Tens of the South" ref? . Isi later became a living god and was so worshipped during the Middle Kingdom. As the Sixth Dynasty and the Old Kingdom drew to a close, local regional governors and administrative nobles took on a larger power in their areas, away from the royal central authority. Edfu pyramid ruins The remains of one of seven small

provincial step pyramids built along the Nile Valley, is situated about 5&nbsp;km south of Edfu near the west bank village of '''Naga el-Goneima'''. The structure was built from rough reddish sandstone and rises to a present height of 5.5 m. The pyramid has been loosely attributed to King Huni of the Third Dynasty (Third Dynasty of Egypt). The purpose of these pyramids is unknown. Further investigations and a detailed survey are carried out by the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

, Set was born of the sky goddess Nut (Nut (goddess)) and the earth god Geb. Set's twin sister and wife was Nepthys. Nut and Geb also produced another set of twins who became husband and wife: the divine Osiris and Isis, whose son was Horus. The myth of Set's conflict with Horus, Osiris, and Isis appears in many Egyptian sources, including the Pyramid Texts, the Coffin Texts, the Shabaka Stone, inscriptions on the walls of the temple of Horus at Edfu


Ystad

;What went wrong with Swedish society?" The Pyramid (The Pyramid (short stories))' The series has won many awards, including the German Crime Prize and the British 2001 CWA (Crime Writers' Association) Gold Dagger for ''Sidetracked'' (Sidetracked (novel)). The ninth book, ''The Pyramid'' (The Pyramid (short stories)), is a prequel: a collection of five novellas (Wallander's First Case, The Man with the Mask, The Man on the Beach, The Death of the Photographer

, The Pyramid) about Wallander's past, with the last one ending just before the start of ''Faceless Killers''. Ten years after ''The Pyramid'', Mankell published another Wallander novel, ''The Troubled Man'', which he said would definitely be the last in the series. Wroe, Nicholas (20 February 2010). "A Life in writing: Henning Mankell". ''The Guardian''. *''Mördare utan ansikte'' (1991


Nasiriyah

Ziggurats were huge pyramidal temple towers built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley (Tigris-Euphrates river system) and western Iranian plateau, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. There are 32 ziggurats known at, or near, Mesopotamia&mdash;28 in Iraq and 4 in Iran. Notable ziggurats include the Great Ziggurat of Ur near Nasiriyah, Iraq, the Ziggurat of Aqar Quf near Baghdad, Iraq, Chogha Zanbil

century BC. The top of the ziggurat was flat, unlike many pyramids. The step pyramid style began near the end of the Early Dynastic Period. Crawford, pp. 73-74 thumb 325px The reconstructed facade of the Neo-Sumerian (Image:Ancient ziggurat at Ali Air Base Iraq 2005.jpg) Great Ziggurat of Ur, near Nasiriyah, Iraq '''Ziggurats''' (Akkadian (Akkadian language) ''ziqqurat'', D-stem of ''zaqāru'' "to build on a raised area") were massive

structures built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley and western Iranian plateau, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. Notable ziggurats include the Great Ziggurat of Ur near Nasiriyah, Iraq; the Ziggurat of Aqar Quf near Baghdad, Iraq; Chogha Zanbil in Khūzestān (Khūzestān Province), Iran; and Sialk (Tappeh Sialk) near Kashan, Iran. The oldest pictorial record of a lute dates back to the Uruk period


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