The pyramids of Egypt were built as tombs for ancient pharaohs. Because they were considered both human and divine, pharaohs were believed to become mediators between gods and huma...
The Egyptian sun god Ra was said to have created himself from a pyramid-shaped mound of earth before creating all other gods. The pyramid's shape is thought to have symbolized the sun's rays.
The first pyramid was built by King Djoser during Egypt's Third Dynasty. His architect, Imohtep, created a step pyramid by stacking six mastabas, rectangular buildings.
Main article: Egyptian pyramid construction techniques. Constructing the
pyramids involved moving huge quantities of ...
The pyramids were built to protect the body of the deceased pharaoh. These
massive tombs were constructed to withstand the elements of time and were ...
And though the two kings [i.e. Khufu and Khafre] built the pyramids to serve as
their tombs, in the event neither of them was buried in them; for the multitudes, ...
The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens
. The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and sizes ...
The Egyptian Pyramids were one of the 7 ancient Wonders of the World. These
huge stone tombs were built to house the bodies of Egypt's pharaohs. We know ...
Nov 5, 2015 ... While there are still some details we don't know, the reality is that there's a whole
lot of solid evidence to explain who built them, how they were ...
Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close
of the Ptolemaic period in the fourth century A.D., the peak of pyramid building ...
Nov 10, 2015 ... Ben Carson's idea that biblical Joseph built the pyramids to store grain ... only
person to hold some odd notions about what the pyramids were for.