No book, no documentary, no report can tell you what it is like to pull up in front of a pyramid. I had fallen asleep on the bus and opened my eyes to discover that we were in front of them. Well, it’s as if I had become a tiny cartoon character that was placed in the real world, or as if I had become the size of an ant.
There was the largest of the pyramids, the Great pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops. It was bare, bold, in my face. The pyramid consists ofapproximately 2 million blocks of stone, weighing an average of 2.5 tonnes, though some are over 16 tonnes. I stumbled out of the bus and after buying an admission ticket to the pyramid, we finally approached it. The stone steps were huge. I took the climb as a few well-placed, deep squats and then we entered the pyramid through an opening in the stone.