The Pyramids and Sphinx
The Pharaohs of Egypt wielded immense power during their lifetimes and achieved immortality as gods upon their deaths. Thus it is not surprising that the largest and most famous stone structures in the world were erected to house the mortal remains of three such divine rulers. Nearby stands the Sphinx, figure that has attracted and puzzled observers for centuries. The Pyramids and Sphinx vividly traces the epic course of Egyptian civilisation. from the first primitive settlements along the Nile to the triumphant era of the Old Kingdom pyramid builders. It scans the chaos of political rivalries between dynasties and focuses on the compelling cultural achievements of the glorious Eighteenth Dynasty.