The Pyramids of Khufu (left) and Khafre on the Giza Plateau outside of Cairo. The gray-brown built-up area of the village of Dashur in the upper right is surrounded by the green agricultural land of the Nile Delta, which forms a distinct boundary with the tan desert to the west. The Port of Suez - here viewed from the International Space Station - is located in Egypt along the northern coastline of the Gulf of Suez.The former, also known as the Great Pyramid, is the largest of the pyramids and is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still extant. It is in the desert that the monuments of the ancient rulers of Egypt are found. The port and city are the southern terminus of the Suez Canal that transits through Egypt and debouches into the Mediterranean Sea near Port Said.To the west of the river and near the delta apex one can see the three large pyramids and sphinx at Giza. The Sultan Hassan and Ar-Rifai Mosques as seen from the Citadel with Cairo in the background.
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It contains the burial chamber of the Sultan's two sons and is featured on the Egyptian hundred-pound note. It houses the tomb of King Farouk, Egypt's last reigning monarch, and other members of the Egyptian royal family, as well as the tomb of the last shah of Iran.
Built in the style of the Ottomans, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali was erected by its eponymous benefactor between 18 in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad's eldest son who died in 1816.
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Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours.Thousands of skilled laborers participated in the pyramid's construction; they lived and died near the building site. To the left is the Valley Temple with a causeway stretching to the Pyramid of Khafre.The Great Sphinx lies before the Pyramid and the remains of the Temple of the Sphinx lie in front of the sphinx itself. The pyramids at Dashur, about 40 km (25 mi) south of Cairo.These challenges are international in scope and are priorities for the Central Intelligence Agency.If you have information about these or other national security challenges, please provide it through our secure online form.By fax:(571) 204-3800(please include a phone number where we may call you) Contact the Office of Inspector General Contact the Employment Verification Office The United States and its partners continue to face a growing number of global threats and challenges.The CIA’s mission includes collecting and analyzing information about high priority national security issues such as international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber attacks, international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, regional conflicts, counterintelligence threats, and the effects of environmental and natural disasters.The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate.The Great Sphinx, a reclining lion with a human head, is the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world. The port serves vessels transporting general cargo, oil tankers, and both commercial and private passenger vessels.Several large vessels are visible in the Gulf of Suez and berthed at various docks around the port. This oblique image captures a northbound convoy of cargo ships entering the Mediterranean Sea from the Suez Canal (leftmost canal branch at image center).