National Geographic

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Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | The pyramids of Giza arose from the desert floor some 4,500 years ago, but how exactly the ancient Egyptians constructed them is still unclear. Camels arrived much later, when foreign invaders  introduced them as the main transport to cross the desert. And for good reason: the one-humped camel, otherwise known as a dromedary, doesn’t break a sweat until its body temperature hits 106°F (41°C). For more on animals and cultures around the globe, follow @pedromcbride. #camel #Egypt #pyramids #Giza #petemcbride

Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | The pyramids of Giza arose from the desert floor some 4,500 years ago, but how exactly the ancient Egyptians constructed them is still unclear. Camels arrived much later, when foreign invaders introduced them as the main transport to cross the desert. And for good reason: the one-humped camel, otherwise known as a dromedary, doesn’t break a sweat until its body temperature hits 106°F (41°C). For more on animals and cultures around the globe, follow @pedromcbride . #camel #Egypt #pyramids #Giza #petemcbride