'Great Pyramid of Gezeh', c 1880.
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A photograph of the Great Pyramid of Giza, taken by Pascal Sebah. Long considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Cheops [c 2585-2560 BC] is the largest of three major pyramids on the plateau of Giza, just outside Cairo. Pascal Sebah, a noted Turkish photographer, began his career in Constantinople (Istanbul) in the 1860s and 1870s. In 1873 he opened a studio in Egypt.