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Frank Hurley 
The pyramids of Gizeh [Egypt, World War II] 
1939-1945 
  
Glass negative, 1/2 plate 
National Library of Australia 
nla.pic-an23815904 
  
 
LL/39399 
  
See caption slip. "The pyramids of Gizeh. Cheops is farthest from the camera & is the largest. Kephren is centre & next in size & the third & smallest is Mycerinus. During the 'Pyramid' age no less than 70 pyramids in all were erected. They are simply colossal masses of masonry that house the small tomb chambers of the respective Pharaohs who built them. For life to be eternal in the next world, it was imperative that the Pharaoh's mummy be in existence & so these great structures were built to house the mummy-for ever. These three, perhaps with one or two exceptions are the best specimens remaining of that civilization(?) that raised them nearly 6,000 years ago!". 
 

 
  
 
  
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