Dating the pyramids
The site we now know as Giza (or Gizah) was called Imentet ("the West") or Kher Neter, ("the Necropolis") in Ancient Egypt.The pyramids of Giza sit at the top of a limestone cliff which is part of the Middle Eocene Mokattam Formation."There are still some problems to be solved, and its hoped that this season's researches will throw a flood of light on the period of the underground structures and the people who dwelt in them." urther excavations followed and, between 19, the dwellings we see today were released from their protective cocoons.At the time, the village was thought to be an Iron Age settlement, dating from around 500BC - but this was no Pictish village.All this has turned these wonders of the ancient world into something of an enigma.If the first human societies evolved from primitive hunter-gatherers, how could ancient artisans have built such amazing structures?
The site consists of the three large pyramids (including the Great Pyramid), their temples, satellites and storerooms, the Great Sphinx, a worker's village and a large number of mastabas constructed for wealthy nobles and private citizens.n the southern shore of the Bay o' Skaill, in the West Mainland parish of Sandwick, is the Neolithic village of Skara Brae - one of Orkney's most-visited ancient sites and regarded by many as one of the most remarkable prehistoric monuments in Europe.