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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.

Egyptian pyramids - Wikipedia

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Constructing the pyramids involved moving huge quantities of stone. The quarried blocks were likely transported to the ...

Why Were the Pyramids Built? - KingTutOne.com

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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 ...

Here's how scientists know the pyramids were built to store ...

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Nov 6, 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 ...

Why were the pyramids built? | Reference.com

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The pyramids of Egypt were built as tombs for ancient pharaohs. Because they were considered both human and divine, pharaohs were believed to become ...

Pyramids - Ancient Egypt

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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 ...

Why were the Pyramids built? - Catchpenny Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

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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, ...

How Were the Egyptian Pyramids Built? - Live Science

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Jun 14, 2016 ... No cameras were around thousands of years ago when the ancient Egyptians built the three pyramids of Giza, for each of three pharaohs ...

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Nov 5, 2014 ... Key aspects of pyramid construction from quarry to completion. Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Live show in Alabama: ...

The Egyptian Pyramids Part 2: Why Were They Built?

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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 ...