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The workers were well fed, had good medical and dental care, and by and large were better off than when they were not in public service. As can be seen at the top of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, many of the pyramids were once covered in highly polished limestone that reflected the sun like glass. Over thousands of years, the limestone coverings have worn away, been removed by the builders of other structures, or experienced vandalism by those wishing to bring home a souvenir. Napoleon hired people to document the monuments, which brought the structures to the attention of archaeologists and scholars who came in to explore, restore, and preserve the ancient edifices.
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Summit of the Great Pyramid Photo Credit. Tourist being helped up the great pyramid by Egyptian men Photo Credit. The occupation of Egypt by the British lasted from to , after which the country was a British protectorate until it became a republic in Egypt has, since then, been involved in many power struggles between Arab and Muslim countries.etuattsubin.tk
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During the Occupation and early years of the Protectorate, wealthy British tourists swarmed to Egypt to explore the monuments. The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen in served to increase interest in Egypt and launched an Egyptian revival period in Britain. Photo Credit. Tourists ascending the Great Pyramid Photo Credit. During that time the pyramids, the Sphinx, and underground tombs were not as protected as they are now. Visitors could climb the pyramids to have their pictures taken and enjoy a catered lunch in tombs surrounded by ancient hieroglyphics.