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03-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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The view from the TOP of the Great Pyramid

The view from the TOP of the Great Pyramid: Tourists secretly climb Egyptian landmark to get these amazing photos | Mail Online

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"Originally towering at 481ft, the Great Pyramid was the world's tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years. Today it stands at 455ft tall, and is dwarfed by the 2,717ft Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which currently holds the title of world's tallest building."
I wonder how tall the Burj Khalifa will be in ~4000 years.
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It's amazing how much has survived in Egypt for that many years; with the sad exception of the Sphinx - having been used for target practice sometime during WWII. Also try to imagine how much still remains undiscovered throughout Egypt.

Also compare the amount of years that items such as the pyramids have survived - and compare that to the present state of something such as Mt. Rushmore - something which "upon closer inspection" is in a rather sad state of disrepair.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
FTFA:
"Originally towering at 481ft, the Great Pyramid was the world's tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years. Today it stands at 455ft tall, and is dwarfed by the 2,717ft Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which currently holds the title of world's tallest building."
I wonder how tall the Burj Khalifa will be in ~4000 years.
Do you think humans will survive for next 4000 years?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
Also compare the amount of years that items such as the pyramids have survived - and compare that to the present state of something such as Mt. Rushmore - something which "upon closer inspection" is in a rather sad state of disrepair.
I was there two years ago - what part are you referring to as being in a sad state of disrepair? It all looked fine to me.
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Interesting shots, that's some climb to get to the top, they must have been fit and young Russians.

Thanks for the link.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
I was there two years ago - what part are you referring to as being in a sad state of disrepair? It all looked fine to me.
A lot of the federal parks have been cut back in both staffing and also in most forms of financing. Most federal parks are also losing much more money than they could ever bring in.

I consider the federal park system a lot like the almost non existent infrastructure throughout america; it should have been receiving much more routine care.
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/national-parks-issues/
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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
A lot of the federal parks have been cut back in both staffing and also in most forms of financing. Most federal parks are also losing much more money than they could ever bring in.

I consider the federal park system a lot like the almost non existent infrastructure throughout america; it should have been receiving much more routine care.
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/national-parks-issues/
In other words, you haven't been there, so you have nothing to support your statement as it was directed towards Mt. Rushmore. There is nothing in your link that refers to Mt. Rushmore. As I stated, I was there and the park was fine. It was well staffed, clean and there was nothing in disrepair. I can post pictures if you like.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
A lot of the federal parks have been cut back in both staffing and also in most forms of financing. Most federal parks are also losing much more money than they could ever bring in.

I consider the federal park system a lot like the almost non existent infrastructure throughout america; it should have been receiving much more routine care.
Top Ten Issues Facing the National Parks -- National Geographic
In other words, you haven't been there, so you have nothing to support your statement as it was directed towards Mt. Rushmore. There is nothing in your link that refers to Mt. Rushmore. As I stated, I was there and the park was fine. It was well staffed, clean and there was nothing in disrepair. I can post pictures if you like.
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