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1 of 3 Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt  reopened to tourists after restoration

Egyptian camel driver waits for customers outside the

Egyptian camel driver waits for customers outside the pyramid of King Khafre pyramid, near Cairo. The pyramid is open to tourists again after restoration work. Photo Credit: AP/Nariman El-Mofty

The second of Egypt's three famed pyramids of Giza has opened to tourists after  about two months of restoration work.

A statement by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry says the pyramid of King Khafre, one of the three Great Pyramids gracing Giza Province south of Cairo, is ready to receive tourists.

Ashraf Mohi al-Din, director of the Giza Plateau, said the restoration process included the staircases leading to the pyramid, changes to its internal lighting system and the bolstering of weak spots in its corridors and burial chamber.

The ministry says it will close down the third pyramid, that of King Menkaure, to start restoration there.

The famed Giza pyramids, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, date to the 4th dynasty during the Old Kingdom.

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