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The pyramids were built thousands of years ago. They were built to honor their Pharaohs, Gods and Goddesses. These days, they are one of the greatest tourist attractions.


Maybe you noticed that when you put this question up the section it went to was Egypt?
We are baffled by them because they were so huge that it seems impossible that they were built by men.
The ever greatest pyramid in the world is pyramid of giza which hasbeen 146 metres which is 479 feet tall.
None. No mummy has ever been found in any of the Giza pyramids.
The Egyptians buried there dead in small sand dunes inside the desert. They still did this after pyramids for pyramids were only made for the wealthy. Also the pyramids were only made around the early ancient Egypt, and they switched over to chambers underneath the ground because of grave robbers....
They match the three stars in the constellation Orion's belt. Theyalso match up with the placement of the three Pyramids in MexicoCity and a set of pyramids in Xian China. There may also be asimilar set up in the valley of the Bosnian Pyramids.
They were built to show the symbol of what they did
The Aztecs, Olmec, and Mayan in Mexico and the Inca and Peruviansin South America. Also ancient and unknown groups in Europe and theMississippi valley, as well as an ancient Chinese group in XianChina. There are also pyramids in the desert of Sudan as well as atop secret, large, ancient, and...
Experts and archaeologists can only guess. We do not know for sure.
The first pyramid was the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, built for King Zoser in 2750 BC.
We do not know. It may have been at the same early and unknown timeas the Egyptian and other great world pyramids were built. But itmay have also been later on when the Aztec were at their height inpower which is about the time of the Roman Empire.
The Pharaoh's tombs are carved out of rock right into a cliff sidein the Valley of the Kings. No pyramid in Egypt has ever officiallybeen documented to even have a mummy found in them, let alone aPharaoh. It is simply a traditional archaeological assumption thatthe pyramids were built for Pharaohs.
Giza is right on the border of Cairo - it practically is in Cairo,right o the southern end of the Nile Delta on the Western shore.And the river no longer runs next to Giza as it did in ancienttimes. But it is not far from the Nile's shore to the Giza plateau.Definitely within walking distance.
Only one! And that is the great Pyramid of Giza, traditionallycalled Khufu's pyramid.
Yes, well, it pretty much is. Form the shore to the base of thepyramid is within a few miles. And the Pyramid sits right up on topof the Giza plateau.
At one time the pyramids were covered in limestone.
The PYRAMIDS are in EGYPT in CAIRO..............
Almost the same as it appears today with one major exception. Inthe 1800s a large earthquake cracked the outer casing stone layerso that the Muslim leaders of the time took and removed the outerlayer of the pyramids to build their fortresses and buildings inCairo and Alexandria. Therefore, if you...
It only took two women. Learned this at school.
There are several ancient pyramid mounds in Mississippi just acrossfrom St. Louis a the Cahokia Native American site. There are alsomodern pyramid structures like the building in Memphis Tennessee,the tower in San Fransisco, and the Hotel in Las Vegas. And thereare many more smaller ones like this -...
The Egyptians also built their tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. They also built temples to their gods, and obleskis (large, straight, pointed at the top, monuments) .
No mummy has ever been officially discovered in a Pyramid. Thereare separate buildings that house mummies and these are calledmastabas. And the Pharaohs were buried mostly in special placeslike the valley of the kings which is in the Egyptian dessert. Itis only a theory that the pyramids have...
It took a different length of time for each pyramid. In the case ofthe Great Pyramid of Giza, it took 100,000 slaves almost 20 yearsto build the actual pyramid. It took another 10 years to build thecauseway that connected the pyramid to the temple.
The Pyramids at Giza are all mad from limestone quarried locally from the plateau. Later pyramids were often made of mud bricks cased in stone.
To get fish out of the sea at the bottom of the cliffs. The steps enabled them to haul the nets up to the cliff tops.
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King Zoser accomplished building the first step pyramid.
For ever. Most medieval religious building were constantly altered, added to, parts taken down and moved throughout their history. These are "high maintenance" buildings which are in a constant state of repair. They reflect the changes in architectural style and religious practices that have taken...
Royal funeral architecture.
there culture and writing and beliefs
Religious ceremonies including human sacrifice
mummy baryd with lot of gold and jewl and food and drink.
Triangles Circles Squares... you know?
the pyramid of Giza is lower Egypt
he didnt build it he had it built for him for his burial chamber
The oldest pyramid is 40000 years old! you added on extra '0', the pyramids are about 4,000 years old and although they are impressive, Newgrange in Co. Meath in Ireland is about 5,000 years old and used corbelled roofing technology long before the Egyptians thought of it!
the pyramids were and still is the most important invention in ancient Egyptian time because, the pyramids were made for the kings and pharaoh and in Egyptian times they were the most important people in Egypt.
Tut did not have a pyramid he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings (KV62). It was rediscovered in 1922 by Howard Carter
A stepped pyramid was built, then rough limestone facing stones were added, then the facing stones were carefully chiseled to form smooth faces.
Slaves were forced to transport them on sledges. An average pyramid stone weighed about 2.5 tons (2,545kg) and took twenty slaves to drag it along. Water or oil was poured under the runners to reduce friction. Granite stones were brought from Aswan some 400 miles (640km) away. These were loaded onto...
The Giza Pyramid were built with a number of stones. These includelimestone, granite, as well as mortar. The Giza Pyramid is locatedin Egypt.
The first and largest pyramid at Giza called the Great Pyramid was built for the 4th dynasty Pharaoh Khufu (reigned 2589-66BC) The Pyramid was not built by the Pharaoh personally. He commanded his chief of works and architects to draw up the plans. The actual work was done by masons and thousands...
A period of peace and prosperity is called a Golden Age .
to reflect the sun onto the rest of the pyramids complex
From 2650BC until about 1550BC
Evidentally not! Plenty of ancient coins have survived from Greece, the Roman Empire, etc, but nothing from Egypt.l Paper money was too far ahead of the time, anyhow ( The Chinese, who perfected papermaking, came out with some in the l2Th Century AD) Evidentally they had what amounted to a moneyless...
It was built for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier Imhotep, during the 27th century BC.
Glass pyramid discovered in Bermuda by unknown scientists? What do you know about that? Can anyone verify this as fact?
Firstly, nobody is entirely sure that it was built by Kephren, but best estimates are that it was built 50 years before Cheop's pyramid. So probably completed in 2505 BC or so.
Because people from the work could use the facilities around them for transport etc. HOPE THIS HELPS!
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15 meters each together they are the size of a blue whale
That would be the Step Pyramid. It was created by the architect Imhotep. According to Egyptian lore, he became a deity when he died because of his great contribution to Egyptian architecture.
Menes was an Egyptian King who reigned in around 3100 BC, credited with founding the First Dynasty.
Hinden trap are in side the pyramids so thieves don't try to Stella gold
there was some form of technical drawing as the best scribes were told to make plans, however back then 'technical' drawing was not very precise.
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I'm not sure but I'm guessing it is a cone =)
PYRAMIDS are 20000000years old they are 2000 meters high
King Tut was buried in a pyramid and other kings were too.Like kingKhufu. King Khufu but not Tut he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of theKings (KV62). Nearly every pharaoh in the old and middle kingdomswere buried in pyramids.
Of Course! It is one of the most important tourist sites in all egypt! :)
22 feet is equal to about 6.71 meters. It is also equal to exactly264 inches and about 671 centimeters.
Mummies Didn't Get Mummified The Humans That Died Got Mummified.
There are pyramids in Central America and in Egypt.
Researchers found out that the pyramids might have been used to actually create Hydrogen!
A tomb and a religious center.
you can go by train or by a limousine or by bus or by airplane all this ways are available .
The Mayan's used to live in the buildings (temples and palaces) on top of their pyramids, not to sure about the egyptians. You could build a pyramid and live in it so i would say yes =)
mayan pyramids are about 3000bc
There was no 'Greatest Pyramid'. The largest is in Giza (Khufu's pyramid - Largest of 3 pyramids of giza). The oldest and original was the step pyramid at sakkara
the pyramids were usually built during winter and the farmers crops or farms didn't need that much attention. so st least they had something to do.
the question is not so much why they were made .. the answer to that question can only be answerd by asking your self another question .. "where were they made ...?" i have been building pyrmids on a web site named minecraft . i have just completed my second pyrmid or 42 thousand blocks , the...
the ancient egyptians used to mummify the pharoas when they died so they could make more room in the tomb.
The pyramids could be seen for many many years and unnoticed of their shape but it was Semir Osmanagic who claimed to have said those are real pyramids.
Answer A There was an elite group of free workers such as scribes, masons, quarrymen and craft workers. There was a lot of unskilled hard back-breaking work such as quarrying, dragging the stones up the ramp and putting them in place which was done by slaves. These slaves were naked too low in...
Pyramids were built in Ancient Egypt as tombs, or burial places, for Egyptian pharaohs, or kings.
The Pyramids of Giza are located in Egypt.
One facing north, one facing south, one facing east and one facing west. Four if you don't count the bottom.