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2013-03-28 12:53:52 PM  
For those who have only seen the few photos spreading around the media, be sure to check out Makhorov's blog for more and better pictures.  Awesome stuff.

I remember being there as an eight year old kid and begging my mom to let me climb it.  Never mind the fact that I was shorter than the first row of stones.
 
2013-03-28 01:02:08 PM  

Radak: For those who have only seen the few photos spreading around the media, be sure to check out Makhorov's blog for more and better pictures. Awesome stuff.


Awesome, thanks!  I have never been but I love how there's a visible delineation of Cairo's border where the lights begin.
 
2013-03-28 01:13:00 PM  
They really should get around to remodeling those things to their original condition. Yeesh.
 
2013-03-28 01:16:02 PM  
It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.
 
2013-03-28 01:17:51 PM  
 We got there in the evening, just in time to witness the laser show.

Nothing says "please respect our history and heritage" like a cheesy laser show.
 
2013-03-28 01:18:52 PM  
I have mixed feelings.

On one hand, there are good reasons they don't allow people to climb the pyramids so it is hard to condone the behavior.

On the other hand, those are pretty neat pictures to look through.
 
2013-03-28 01:19:34 PM  
Assholes.  There's a no-climbing rule for a reason. You're not above the rules.
 
2013-03-28 01:20:18 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.


Uhh... pretty sure it wasn't humans.

skepticalcubefarm.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-28 01:20:35 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.


Slavery gets shiat done.
 
2013-03-28 01:21:29 PM  
Pyramids are for climbing and not to be used to ahhhhhhhhhhh fark unless you are pitching blocks off of the top, no harm is done.

The human condition is to explore and not to be given petty rules because king profit said so.
 
2013-03-28 01:22:25 PM  

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: Assholes.  There's a no-climbing rule for a reason. You're not above the rules.


I bet you just love Nazis.
 
2013-03-28 01:22:26 PM  
still find it remarkable that the Grateful Dead played at the feet of the Sphinx not one, but three nights.  and on the last night, a lunar eclipse occurred.

the shows are widely dismissed by most deadheads but to my ears, they're basically par for the course 1978 shows.  I guess given the venue's historicity, people expect(ed) the greatest, most transcendent, expressive, emotive music mankind could ever produce, and instead all they got was just your standard, well-played, nicely jammed, B+ by 1978 standards show.

/the set with Hamza el-Din's Abu Simbel Youth Orchestra is pretty cool.  Jerry et al slowly transition into a polyrhythmic chant in what I think Mickey said was 12/7 or 12/8 time; this really trippy jam with egyptian cats chanting and Jerry finding this cool lilting riff and a questing, sinewy Phil Less bassline.  why do people say those shows suck again?
 
2013-03-28 01:22:47 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
/remember me!
 
2013-03-28 01:24:58 PM  
With that stunt, they're sure to get a lot of hawassment.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:25 PM  
Pyramids was okay  but I prefer his earlier work with the WuTang Clan.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:51 PM  
perhaps not allowing tourists on the actual pyramid, but perhaps erecting a scaffolding or something, upon which tourists can climb, and can say they were on this thing, which is on the pyramid.  Think of a slow motion roller coaster that moves in an arc from one side of the pyramid to the other, along a diagonal.  Charge rates to ride and you have a fund for preserving the pyramid for future generations.

/pictures: right-click, save as...
//awe inspiring
 
2013-03-28 01:25:59 PM  
FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?
 
2013-03-28 01:27:38 PM  
 
2013-03-28 01:28:35 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

And slaves , lots and lots of slaves. And a pretty hefty supply of whips as well .. im guessing
 
2013-03-28 01:30:31 PM  
It's always very diplomatic to apologize,  assume the blame, say the buck stops with me, and take full responsibilty for something when you're confident there will be no actual punishment or consequence.

Cool pictures.
 
2013-03-28 01:31:19 PM  
At least they got a chance to do it before the new regime blows them up.....

/let's see how many i catch
 
2013-03-28 01:32:17 PM  
1. Big giant pyramid

2. Install a giant slide

3. Profit!

Make it happen, Egypt.
 
2013-03-28 01:34:22 PM  

Soulless Carbon Rod: FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?


Only if you are from the southern U.S.
 
2013-03-28 01:35:10 PM  
Those pyramids are smaller than I thought - the Luxor hotel in Vegas is about 3/4 the size of the Great Pyramid.
 
2013-03-28 01:37:18 PM  
Just remember folks, slavery is bad......unless you get them to build cool shiat!
 
2013-03-28 01:41:25 PM  
Bslim
Don't Tongue the Reaper!:
Assholes.  There's a no-climbing rule for a reason. You're not above the rules.

I bet you just love Nazis.


No, I love ancient art.  If everyone goes and climbs on it, it won't be there any more. It's bad enough Cairo's pollution is degrading it on a daily basis.
 
2013-03-28 01:42:37 PM  
Did they draw a picture of Mohammed up there while they were at it?
 
2013-03-28 01:43:01 PM  

SuddenlySamhain: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.
And slaves , lots and lots of slaves. And a pretty hefty supply of whips as well .. im guessing


Lister: What makes you think these aliens exist?

Rimmer: They must do, Lister! There's so many things that are strange and odd. So many things we don't have any explanation for.

Lister: Like, um, why do intelligent people buy cinema hot dogs? Do you mean that sort of weird and mysterious thing?

Rimmer: No, Lister, I mean like the pyramids. How did they move such massive pieces of stone without the aid of modern technology?

Lister: They had massive whips, Rimmer. Massive, massive whips!
 
2013-03-28 01:44:35 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Just remember folks, slavery is bad......unless you get them to build cool shiat!


"So it shall be written.... so it shall be done."
 
2013-03-28 01:45:07 PM  
Amazing pictures, but how did they not get thrown in jail for this?

I was there back in 2001 - they take their pyramids very seriously.
 
2013-03-28 01:46:01 PM  
They could probably make a ton of money conducting hot air balloon or blimp tours around the pyramids. (You could get the same views and you wouldn't have to touch the darn things.)
 
2013-03-28 01:46:09 PM  
He says in the article that they did this under the cover of darkness, and yet in some pictures both with the article and on his blog, they clearly started climbing when it was light out.

/just sayin
 
2013-03-28 01:49:02 PM  
"flaunting the regulations" ? Who writes this crap?
 
2013-03-28 01:50:10 PM  

madgonad: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

Slavery gets shiat done.


They weren't slaves either. Think farmers on the off season, paid with beer. (hekt)
 
2013-03-28 01:50:49 PM  
I wouldn't call them "spectacular photos" more like "not too bad photos"

Anyone else getting weary of adjective hyperbole?
 
2013-03-28 01:50:52 PM  
"The pyramid's peak was filled with different inscriptions in many languages, some of them being hundreds years old."


This top line translates into, "Pharoah gobbles donkey goobers," and the bottom line, "Cleopatra does the nasty."
 
2013-03-28 01:51:39 PM  

madgonad: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

Slavery gets shiat done.


Except, they weren't slaves.
 
2013-03-28 01:52:03 PM  
On the Reddit thread on this story a few days ago, some guy posted pics of his father who climbed the pyramids in the 70's while on LSD. I couldn't imagine how cool that would be.
 
2013-03-28 01:52:17 PM  

rickythepenguin: still find it remarkable that the Grateful Dead played at the feet of the Sphinx not one, but three nights.  and on the last night, a lunar eclipse occurred.

the shows are widely dismissed by most deadheads but to my ears, they're basically par for the course 1978 shows.  I guess given the venue's historicity, people expect(ed) the greatest, most transcendent, expressive, emotive music mankind could ever produce, and instead all they got was just your standard, well-played, nicely jammed, B+ by 1978 standards show.


/the set with Hamza el-Din's Abu Simbel Youth Orchestra is pretty cool.  Jerry et al slowly transition into a polyrhythmic chant in what I think Mickey said was 12/7 or 12/8 time; this really trippy jam with egyptian cats chanting and Jerry finding this cool lilting riff and a questing, sinewy Phil Less bassline.  why do people say those shows suck again?



I love the internet.  You can find anything.


cdn.c.photoshelter.com

 
2013-03-28 01:52:23 PM  
Great God Anubis frowns upon your shenanigans.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-28 01:52:54 PM  
img-fotki.yandex.ru

Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...
 
2013-03-28 01:53:13 PM  

Soulless Carbon Rod: FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?


That's so funny because my dream if to rape your grandparents and shiat on your sister's grave.

/small world
//is this the first time that you're hearing your sister's dead?
///yeah, she choked on my bacon-flavored cock and suffocated
 
2013-03-28 01:54:07 PM  
is

/goddamnitsomuch
 
2013-03-28 01:55:01 PM  

que.guero: I wouldn't call them "spectacular photos" more like "not too bad photos"

Anyone else getting weary of adjective hyperbole?


It is absolutely the worst thing in the world.
 
2013-03-28 01:57:01 PM  

FarkingReading: Soulless Carbon Rod: FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?

That's so funny because my dream if to rape your grandparents and shiat on your sister's grave.


My Grandparents are dead and I never had a sister.
Joke's on you!

/*yawn*
 
2013-03-28 01:58:02 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.


Slavery. It gets shiat done.
 
2013-03-28 01:58:29 PM  
Were taken on top of the Pyramids from positions that avoided detection by guards.

BS, they bribed guards.
 
2013-03-28 02:00:02 PM  
My favorite picture of a pyramid.
8020.photos.everywheremag.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-28 02:04:30 PM  
The images from Makhorov and another photographer, Vitaliy Raskalov, were taken on top of the Pyramids from positions that avoided detection by guards.

Those raskals.
 
2013-03-28 02:04:48 PM  
Awesome, now queue the idiot American copy-cat tourists severely injuring themselves in their attempt.
 
2013-03-28 02:05:49 PM  
FTA: "It was already pitch black and nobody paid us any attention. We started climbing as fast and as soundless as we could.  "

None of those photos appear to be taken during a period of pitch blackness.
 
2013-03-28 02:06:22 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: Awesome, now queue the idiot American copy-cat tourists severely injuring themselves in their attempt.


Your average American tourist will be stopped by lack of a Hoveround ramp
 
2013-03-28 02:07:08 PM  

andyofne: FTA: "It was already pitch black and nobody paid us any attention. We started climbing as fast and as soundless as we could.  "

None of those photos appear to be taken during a period of pitch blackness.


Yeah, it would have been better if Vin Diesel was there
 
2013-03-28 02:14:31 PM  

Donnchadha: Wrath of Heaven: Awesome, now queue the idiot American copy-cat tourists severely injuring themselves in their attempt.

Your average American tourist will be stopped by lack of a Hoveround ramp



I was thinking they'd expend the majority of their physical ability surmounting this immediate obstacle, leaving them dangerously fatigued for the actual ascent.
 
2013-03-28 02:14:34 PM  
The pics were cool, but now every asshat with a camera is going to try this, and the Egyptian authorities will make sure nobody gets within 20 feet of the base. Everyone loses.
 
2013-03-28 02:21:51 PM  

madgonad: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

Slavery gets shiat done.


The Egyptians kept records of everything, but there are no records at all of building the great pyramids. They did try to copy the great pyramids, and buried some kings in much smaller ones, which there are records of building, but they were poorly crafted and have mostly fallen apart since.

Also, no mummies were ever found in the great pyramids, and no hieroglyphics are anywhere on them.

/all absolutely true
//go ahead and research it
///we both know you won't
////let the name calling commence
 
2013-03-28 02:23:17 PM  
Fun fact: we are closer in time to the time of Jeebus than the the constuction of the biggest pyramid was.

/will they outlive Homo Sapiens? Discuss.
 
2013-03-28 02:25:01 PM  
It took about 20 years to build the great pyramid of Giza. ... that means they were cutting 3 tonstones from the quarry, transporting to the site and placing 1 stone every 4.2 minutes.

Not bad, unless your 40 feet tall.
 
2013-03-28 02:26:54 PM  

rickythepenguin: still find it remarkable that the Grateful Dead played at the feet of the Sphinx not one, but three nights.  and on the last night, a lunar eclipse occurred.

the shows are widely dismissed by most deadheads but to my ears, they're basically par for the course 1978 shows.  I guess given the venue's historicity, people expect(ed) the greatest, most transcendent, expressive, emotive music mankind could ever produce, and instead all they got was just your standard, well-played, nicely jammed, B+ by 1978 standards show.

/the set with Hamza el-Din's Abu Simbel Youth Orchestra is pretty cool.  Jerry et al slowly transition into a polyrhythmic chant in what I think Mickey said was 12/7 or 12/8 time; this really trippy jam with egyptian cats chanting and Jerry finding this cool lilting riff and a questing, sinewy Phil Less bassline.  why do people say those shows suck again?



I seem to recall that they used a chamber in one of the pyramids for reverb, running a speaker and a mic down and bouncing the music around.

Or maybe I hallucinated that.
 
2013-03-28 02:27:04 PM  
At first I read the name as Raskolnikov and wondered why he didn't have a particularly guilty conscience.

And I know it is an difficult situation to shoot, but you really couldn't get better, less noisy shots than that?  You had at least one tripod, lower your damn ISO and wait out the long exposures.  And for chrissakes stitch together a few panoramas.
 
2013-03-28 02:29:39 PM  

KellyX: [img-fotki.yandex.ru image 850x510]

Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...


Well, if it's like the ancient writings I've seen on walls in places like Skara Brae (ca 2500 BCE) Scotland and more recent stuff on a wall fort of Hadrian's Wall in England (ca 100 AD) it falls into three categories:

1. (Commander) can kiss my hairy ass
2. (Politician) is an idiot.
3. For a good time, see Galadrial, third hut on the left.

In other words, nothing has changed much in 5000 years.
 
2013-03-28 02:31:27 PM  

KellyX: [img-fotki.yandex.ru image 850x510]

Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...


It's just you.  At the top of the Great Pyramid is a secret chamber where they store a copy of Obama's birth certificate.
 
2013-03-28 02:33:10 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.


Yep... and those egyptians didn't do too bad either...
 
2013-03-28 02:33:45 PM  

andyofne: FTA: "It was already pitch black and nobody paid us any attention. We started climbing as fast and as soundless as we could.  "

None of those photos appear to be taken during a period of pitch blackness.


Maybe they climbed up when it was dark out.. and camped on top, took pictures on the way down.
 
2013-03-28 02:40:38 PM  

andyofne: FTA: "It was already pitch black and nobody paid us any attention. We started climbing as fast and as soundless as we could.  "

None of those photos appear to be taken during a period of pitch blackness.


You are technically correct, in that no place within many miles of a city like that is pitch black.
 
2013-03-28 02:44:02 PM  

andyofne: FTA: "It was already pitch black and nobody paid us any attention. We started climbing as fast and as soundless as we could.  "

None of those photos appear to be taken during a period of pitch blackness.


Why, it's almost as if they started climbing while it was pitch black and it took them a while to get to the top and once they got there the sun was beginning to come up or something.

But that couldn't be, since it only would have taken them two minutes to reach the top.
 
2013-03-28 02:48:27 PM  

freetomato: I love the internet.  You can find anything.


I cannot imagine how insanely hard taking that picture could have possibly been in 1978.

Unless it's a composite.
 
2013-03-28 02:51:44 PM  
What a fascinating civilization.  It's a shame they're all in hell, since they died before man created our one true God, and therefore worshiped all those false gods.
 
2013-03-28 02:52:09 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: madgonad: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

Slavery gets shiat done.

The Egyptians kept records of everything, but there are no records at all of building the great pyramids. They did try to copy the great pyramids, and buried some kings in much smaller ones, which there are records of building, but they were poorly crafted and have mostly fallen apart since.

Also, no mummies were ever found in the great pyramids, and no hieroglyphics are anywhere on them.

/all absolutely true
//go ahead and research it
///we both know you won't
////let the name calling commence


http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43314221/ns/technology_and_science-science /

Oh well, not all all true
 
2013-03-28 02:53:40 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: KellyX: [img-fotki.yandex.ru image 850x510]

Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...

Well, if it's like the ancient writings I've seen on walls in places like Skara Brae (ca 2500 BCE) Scotland and more recent stuff on a wall fort of Hadrian's Wall in England (ca 100 AD) it falls into three categories:

1. (Commander) can kiss my hairy ass
2. (Politician) is an idiot.
3. For a good time, see Galadrial, third hut on the left.

In other words, nothing has changed much in 5000 years.


You are correct; every porta-pottie in Iraq has one of those three in Sharpie on the door interior.
 
2013-03-28 02:53:42 PM  

liam76: Were taken on top of the Pyramids from positions that avoided detection by guards.


BS, they bribed guards.



This.


Sent the link to my buddy who went there a couple years ago.


His reply:

I saw that.As they were closing the pyramid complex for the day one of the high ranking people there (all the guards yielded to him) tried to sell me a climb to the top.Wish I would have.
 
2013-03-28 02:56:24 PM  

KellyX: Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...


I'm thinking 4000 years of graffiti.
 
2013-03-28 03:01:30 PM  

Lando Lincoln: andyofne: FTA: "It was already pitch black and nobody paid us any attention. We started climbing as fast and as soundless as we could.  "

None of those photos appear to be taken during a period of pitch blackness.

Why, it's almost as if they started climbing while it was pitch black and it took them a while to get to the top and once they got there the sun was beginning to come up or something.

But that couldn't be, since it only would have taken them two minutes to reach the top.


20 minutes, it's in the artic- ...nevermind.
 
2013-03-28 03:02:29 PM  
For all of you mentioning slavery:

They pyramids of Giza were not built by slaves. They were built by serfs.
 
2013-03-28 03:04:22 PM  

HailRobonia: For all of you mentioning slavery:

They pyramids of Giza were not built by slaves. They were built by serfs.


I feel so much better.
 
2013-03-28 03:05:57 PM  

Pied Penguin: liam76: Were taken on top of the Pyramids from positions that avoided detection by guards.


BS, they bribed guards.


This.


Sent the link to my buddy who went there a couple years ago.


His reply:

I saw that.As they were closing the pyramid complex for the day one of the high ranking people there (all the guards yielded to him) tried to sell me a climb to the top.Wish I would have.



i worked in Egypt for a while.  You can pay to climb.  I saw peopel climbing, they just didn't go that high.

I kind fo wish I did it, but even if you are bribing someoen you are rolling the dice because if his boss catches wind while you are there you are going down.
 
2013-03-28 03:07:01 PM  

Boeheimian Rhapsody: Amazing pictures, but how did they not get thrown in jail for this?


I'm pretty sure that if they had been caught, they would have been jailed. And an Egyptian jail is not a place I'd ever want to be. Notice they were back in Russia before they admitted it and apologized?
 
2013-03-28 03:09:30 PM  

HailRobonia: For all of you mentioning slavery:

They pyramids of Giza were not built by slaves. They were built by serfs.


What the King of Serfdom would look like:

surf.transworld.net
 
2013-03-28 03:10:06 PM  
Last person to climb the pyramids:

thumbs.anyclip.com
 
2013-03-28 03:10:28 PM  

Deep Contact: Not bad, unless your 40 feet tall.


Unless my 40 feet tall?
 
2013-03-28 03:11:38 PM  

KellyX: [img-fotki.yandex.ru image 850x510]

Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...


"I have a Nile in my pants"
"This pyramid still isn't as big as your mom."
"Hatshepsut likes it in the butt."
 
2013-03-28 03:12:04 PM  
Those pictures look like they used HDR. Any photo pros care to comment?
 
2013-03-28 03:21:44 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: Those pictures look like they used HDR. Any photo pros care to comment?


Almost a certainty. The lights of the city would have been totally blown out had they not.
 
2013-03-28 03:24:19 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Archimedes' Principal: Those pictures look like they used HDR. Any photo pros care to comment?

Almost a certainty. The lights of the city would have been totally blown out had they not.


At least they did a good job stacking the exposures, instead of those weird halo-effect ones you typically see.
 
2013-03-28 03:27:27 PM  
If you have halve a chance, try and visit the great pyramid.
It's really, truly awesome, standing at the base..
Visiting the Kings chamber all alone was somewhat magical, very hot, damp and ancient
And yes bribing guards will get you anywhere you want
(of your impounded camera back)
 
2013-03-28 03:34:23 PM  
Farking Makhorov.  Go sneni-bobo yourself.  whatever the fark that means.
 
2013-03-28 03:39:36 PM  

Lando Lincoln: freetomato: I love the internet.  You can find anything.

I cannot imagine how insanely hard taking that picture could have possibly been in 1978.

Unless it's a composite.


Bulb mode. Cover lens with black cloth then not. It doesn't take long for the moon to expose.
 
2013-03-28 04:27:25 PM  

freetomato: I love the internet. You can find anything.


ha, that is tits!  never seen that picture before.

i have two of those shows and one has a very hot, mega disco-Dead "Shakedown" with billy k with a disco beat that would make donna summer AND giorgio moroder blush.
 
2013-03-28 04:31:56 PM  
As a kid we climbed the Mayan pyramids in Mexico.  I remember thinking, "Man, they shouldn't let us do this.  Isn't this dangerous?"  But what'evs!  Wish I had a picture now, because I'm sure it's strictly forbidden.
 
2013-03-28 04:48:00 PM  
Amazing how the urban sprawl seems to be devouring the desert
 
2013-03-28 04:50:17 PM  

liam76: Pied Penguin: liam76: Were taken on top of the Pyramids from positions that avoided detection by guards.


BS, they bribed guards.


This.


Sent the link to my buddy who went there a couple years ago.


His reply:

I saw that.As they were closing the pyramid complex for the day one of the high ranking people there (all the guards yielded to him) tried to sell me a climb to the top.Wish I would have.


i worked in Egypt for a while.  You can pay to climb.  I saw peopel climbing, they just didn't go that high.

I kind fo wish I did it, but even if you are bribing someoen you are rolling the dice because if his boss catches wind while you are there you are going down.


Yeah, same guy got fined big time and had his phone erased for taking pictures in the Valley of the Kings or some such (a no photos zone).  He had paid a guy (off duty guard, I think) for a private tour.  He still was able to put on a cool slideshow at work when he got back, though.
 
2013-03-28 06:23:45 PM  
Whatever. I remember when the band Slayer bribed the guards with porno mags and booze to climb the pyramids back in the 80's.

Five guys every 30 years doesn't seem like it's going to do that much damage.
 
2013-03-28 06:33:06 PM  
In "Innocents Abroad," Mark Twain tells the story about a man who would run up to the top of the Great Pyramid and back down in 5 minutes, for a dollar.
 
2013-03-28 06:34:29 PM  
i.imgur.com

Fair's fair.
 
2013-03-28 06:39:38 PM  
They should bulldoze them down and then pulverize the blocks into gravel since they was built with slave labor, if you dont agree you are racist and support slavery.
 
2013-03-28 06:47:19 PM  
What are they hiding? What dont they want us to know?
 
2013-03-28 06:51:13 PM  

Deep Contact: It took about 20 years to build the great pyramid of Giza. ... that means they were cutting 3 tonstones from the quarry, transporting to the site and placing 1 stone every 4.2 minutes.

Not bad, unless your 40 feet tall.


theassemblyarea.com
 
2013-03-28 07:20:29 PM  

Oldiron_79: They should bulldoze them down and then pulverize the blocks into gravel since they was built with slave labor, if you dont agree you are racist and support slavery.


You could say the same thing about London
 
2013-03-28 08:35:40 PM  

tylerdurden217: My favorite picture of a pyramid.


Right?

There is a pizza hut there as well.
 
2013-03-28 08:39:38 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: Awesome, now queue the idiot American copy-cat tourists severely injuring themselves in their attempt.


A girl from my school fell from one and died. That must have been a really awkward call to her parents.
 
2013-03-28 08:49:20 PM  

saturn badger: Lando Lincoln: freetomato: I love the internet.  You can find anything.

I cannot imagine how insanely hard taking that picture could have possibly been in 1978.

Unless it's a composite.

Bulb mode. Cover lens with black cloth then not. It doesn't take long for the moon to expose.


Yeah, I know it doesn't. But to take 13 exposures of the moon and manage to get the concert and sphinx exposed correctly as well would take some doing. You're not going to do that in bulb mode with a cloth.
 
2013-03-28 09:30:54 PM  

Lando Lincoln: saturn badger: Lando Lincoln: freetomato: I love the internet.  You can find anything.

I cannot imagine how insanely hard taking that picture could have possibly been in 1978.

Unless it's a composite.

Bulb mode. Cover lens with black cloth then not. It doesn't take long for the moon to expose.

Yeah, I know it doesn't. But to take 13 exposures of the moon and manage to get the concert and sphinx exposed correctly as well would take some doing. You're not going to do that in bulb mode with a cloth.


It could be done by someone who knows what they are doing. Depends on f-stop and neutral  density filters. We have no way of knowing the skill of who shot it. I agree it would be rough but not impossible.
 
2013-03-28 09:52:21 PM  
I've got pictures of my mom's aunt hiking up there way back and I recall a junior high teacher who did the same  They used to let all the tourists climb them.
 
2013-03-28 11:49:55 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: With that stunt, they're sure to get a lot of hawassment.


I see what you did there.

Now is a good time to point out that Zahi Hawass is a farking asshole.
 
2013-03-29 05:15:07 AM  

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: Assholes.  There's a no-climbing rule for a reason. You're not above the rules.


Which is why they apologized...
 
2013-03-29 05:33:09 AM  

Oldiron_79: They should bulldoze them down and then pulverize the blocks into gravel since they was built with slave labor, if you dont agree you are racist and support slavery.


Funny stuff right there, guy.
 
2013-03-29 09:49:05 AM  

edmo: I've got pictures of my mom's aunt hiking up there way back and I recall a junior high teacher who did the same  They used to let all the tourists climb them.


I have pictures of your mom's aunt, too.
 
2013-03-29 02:20:28 PM  

KellyX: [img-fotki.yandex.ru image 850x510]

Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...


"Anubis wuz hear!"
"OSIRIS + ISIS 4EVA"
 
2013-03-29 02:24:43 PM  

LemSkroob: We got there in the evening, just in time to witness the laser show.

Nothing says "please respect our history and heritage" like a cheesy laser show.


You falsely asume that it was a laser show added in the modern era. It's actually an ancient egyptian laser show built by the aliens 3000 years ago. You don't think that The Sky Gods spent incalculable amounts of energy to travel the vast distant between stars just to teach us how to stack rocks in the desert, do you?
 
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