At the base of the Great Pyramid there are still a few of the limestone facing stones that once covered the pyramid and gave it a smooth gleaming white exterior. Most of these stones were removed during the 800 yr long reign of the Mamelukes in Egypt to build mosques and palaces in Cairo. Imagining the effect of the gleaming white limestone, smooth as glass covering this immense pyramid boggles the mind. It is no wonder at all that the ancients were in awe. They are awesome enough naked.
The character striding in front of the camera is one of the pyramid denizens who wanders up to tourists and offers his very interesting looks as an extra in photos for a bit of change.