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Were did the egyptians get the limestone for pyramids?

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Much of the stone was cut from a plateau near the pyramid site. Some harder and smoother stone came from quarries just across the Nile. Stone could also be - and was - brought from quarries all along the Nile for a distance up to 100 miles upstream. The ease of transport by water made this a simpler proposition than getting stone from closer by, but overland. After all, a couple of camels can haul a barge, whereas a single stone block might need 200 men to drag it across the desert sand.
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Why was limestone put on the pyramids?

The fine grained white limestone surface sparkled in the sunlight from a great distance, adding to the beauty of the pyramids. I think all fo the limestone was stolen long ago

Why are pyramids made of limestone?

It is found in great abundance in the Nile Valley. It is a sedimentary rock relatively easy to work with the tools available to the ancient Egyptians.

What was the purpose of Egyptian pyramids?

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