National Geographic : 1913 Sep
Photo by A.W. Cutler AN EVENING VIEW OF THE PYRAMIDS, AS SEEN FROM TIHE VILLAGE OFKAFR The little Arab village of Kafr is the nearest inhabited point to the pyramids of Gizeh, which stand ontheyellow-brown sands ofthevast Libyan desert, which stretches away to the west until it merges into the Sahara. These wonderful monuments aretheproperty ofatribe ofdesert Arabs, who levy a toll (now fixed by the government) on all who come to view them. They lie on thewest bank oftheNile about 5miles south west of Cairo, with which they are connected by a tramway.