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Were did the egyptians get the limestone for pyramids?
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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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… by invading armies, though.
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.
The purpose of the Egyptian pyramids was for the pharaohs to have a place where wild animals, grave robbers, and the floods of the Nile didn't have effect on the body. Whe…n first built, the pyramids were white, being made out of limestone, reflected light. To the Egyptians this pleased sun god, Ra, so once the pyramid was done being built the pharaoh would " make a connection" with Ra. Once the pharaoh died he/she would be put to rest in that same pyramid for his/her life
1. It was available close to the pyramid site 2. Limestone is quite a soft stone so easy to work with copper tools
Why did the Egyptians build pyramids of such massive size that were filled with mostly limestone blocks?
to protect the bodies of the king and queen after death
An Egyptian pyramid is a tomb , in which they would bury there dead pharaohs in...
The Limestone was soft enough to cut but also hard enough to keep the Pyramid stable.
They cut it with wooden saws and copper chisels, no doubt.... cool answer
Firstly, the pyramid shape represents the first land to appear at the beginning of time--the primordial mound, or the "Ben-ben". Secondly, the sloping sides of the pyramid sha…pe enabled the dead pharaoh to symbolically climb up to the heavens and live in peace forever. Thirdly, the shape of a pyramids is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, and most pyramids were faced with polished, highly reflective white limestone, in order to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance.
because they believed in afterlife so they built the pyramids to put the dead kings in to keep them safe. In terms of grammar, both are acceptable. However, I woul…d recommend using "Egyptians built pyramids" because implicit in the usage of the present perfect (the "have done something" tense) is that the action has continued to the present, which is not the case as concerns Egyptians building pyramids.
they made blocks of mud and laid them in the sun to dry
on wooden sledges dragged by gangs of slaves using ropes made from papyrus For longer distances the stone was placed on barges made from reeds and floated down the river Nile.
the first was made by king Zoser, known as Djoser
Scholars have put forward many theories why the tombs of the early pharaohs were built in the pyramid shape. Here are three different ideas:The pyramid represented the first… land to appear at the beginning of time a primordial hill the ancient Egyptians called Ben-BenThe pyramid had sloping sides so that the dead pharaoh could symbolically climb to the sky and live foreverThe pyramid shape represented the rays of the sun
Many Egyptologists have somewhat different views on exactly why the ancient Egyptian kings built Pyramids as their tombs, but all of them seem to agree that it had to do with …their worship of the sun god, Re (Ra). Most believe that the Pyramid was symbolic of the Benben, a mound that rose from the waters during the creation of the earth, in ancient Egyptian mythology, which was closely associated with Re as the creator god.
The average weight of a stone is 2.5 tons. Two great limestone slabs holding up the so-called King's chamber weight 70 tons each.