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  E-SHOW_00590.JPG - There  is a deep vertical hole in the north face of the pyramid of Menkaure. Stones were removed from here in A.D. 1196 by Malek Abd al-Aziz Othman ben Yusuf, the son of the well-known Muslim conqueror Saladin. He planned on dismantling the pyramid to obtain the stones for buildings in Cairo.  
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There is a deep vertical hole in the north face of the pyramid of Menkaure. Stones were removed from here in A.D. 1196 by Malek Abd al-Aziz Othman ben Yusuf, the son of the well-known Muslim conqueror Saladin. He planned on dismantling the pyramid to obtain the stones for buildings in Cairo.
Date: 12/5/09 8:43 AM | Exp. Time: 1/1600s | Aperture: 2.7 | Focal Length: 6.0mm
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