Egypt’s pyramid restoration – level 1

05-02-2024 07:00

Workers in Egypt are fixing a pyramid called Menkaure. This pyramid is close to the Sphinx and the two large pyramids at Giza.

Workers want to put granite on top of the pyramid. It will look new. But some people are not happy about it. An expert, Monica Hanna, thinks that it is a silly idea. It breaks all the rules for fixing old things. The workers say that it is a big gift for the world.

The plan is to finish the pyramid in three years. Many people in Egypt talk about taking care of old things, like buildings and special places. Egypt gets a lot of money from tourists. The country must think carefully about what to do with old buildings.

Difficult words: sphinx (a creature with a woman’s head and a lion’s body), granite (a hard grey rock), rule (what you must or must not do).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What is the potential impact of putting granite on top of the Menkaure pyramid and how does it relate to Egypt's tourism industry?

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