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  • The Egyptian Pyramids

    When an individual tends to think of pyramids, their mind usually wanders off the the great pyramids of Giza, or just the Egyptians in general. What many are not aware of though, is that in there are pyramids of various shapes and sizes in many different parts are the world, with some of them being found in unexpected locations. In 2008, a set of three “pyramids” were found in Visoko, Bosnia. Bosnia is located in Eastern Europe near Croatia and Serbia, and the discovery of these pyramids was quite shocking to some archeologists and most of the world. The archaeological site, now called the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids didn 't look like the way one might imagine a pyramid to appear. These pyramids were seen as a tumulus. “A tumulus is a…

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  • Great Pyramids

    The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza, Egypt. The designations of the Pyramids Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure correspond to the kings for whom they were built. It’s located on the northern edge of the Giza Plateau, Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one to remain largely today. This gigantic Great Pyramid of Giza was the…

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  • Early Pyramids

    Have you ever wondered what kept the pyramids from collapsing? Or how they stood for thousands of years? The pyramids were built the way they were so that they stood strong and sturdy for thousands of years. Many of the earlier pyramids were step pyramids. Smooth limestone would be spread over the step pyramid to create two pyramids; one inside the other. Later, pyramids were built with mastabas, huge chunks of stone meant to keep the pyramid from caving in. The most recent pyramids had…

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  • Teotihuacan Pyramids

    For my final project I have chosen to feature Egypt 's Pyramids of Giza and Mexico 's Teotihuacan, which are pictured on the pages above, as my subjects. The Pyramids of Giza were constructed between 2575-2465 BCE. They belong to Egypt 's Old Kingdom, and were built for three of the 4th dynasties pharaohs. Over 7,600 miles to the west lays the ancient city of Teotihuacan. It belongs to Mesoamerica, and consists of two large pyramids, a smaller, but no less important, temple, and several smaller…

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  • An Essay On The Giza Pyramids

    The three main pyramids in the Giza and some tombs complexes were built over three generations by Fourth Dynasty kings - Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure whose rule spanned c.2551-2472 BCE. The largest and oldest one of the Giza pyramids is Khufu’s one which covers 13 acres at its base and height is about 480 feet- some 30 feet above the current peak. The complex of Khafre ( c.2520-2494 BCE) is the best conserved. In addition to these important structures, several smaller pyramids were belonging to…

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  • Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

    Egypt with the Great pyramids. The complex of the ancient pyramids of Giza are impress us with its size. However, pyramids of Giza are not the only pyramids of Egypt. There are many other pyramids exist, but they do not differ with that grandiosity that the pyramids of Giza have, which amazed human beings in the past and continue to astound today. Even the idea that people with only primitive mechanical devices built these bulks, admire and will admire us in the future, regardless of the fact…

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  • An Essay On The Ica Pyramids

    spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards. The largest of these figures are over 660 feet (200m) across. The local legend involves the landing of strange men near Ecuador. According to this legend these strangers or giants, founded a site that, because of the cisterns, matches the places of the Ica-Nasca region. The Cholula pyramid in Puebla, Mexico is 180 feet high (55m) with a base of 1,300 by 1,300 feet (400m by 400m). Volume wise it is the largest pyramid anywhere in the world.…

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  • Egyptian Pyramid Research Paper

    The Pyramids are filled with mysteries, such as the real reason they were built, who built them, and many more. Some say the Pyramids were built for Pharaohs and others say that they were built as an alien spaceship. Many say, that the pyramids were built by groups of men, up to 10,000 at a time. Others say that they were built with the large groups, however the men were all under the control of a God. Finally some say that aliens built the Pyramids. Although many people say that the…

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  • The Pyramid In Ancient Egypt

    powerful civilizations in the world, Pyramid, especially the big Pyramid in Giza, is the most magnificent artificial building in history. Their large scale reflects the unique role of Pharaoh or the king in ancient Egyptian society. Although the construction of Pyramid from the beginning of the old Dynasty to the end of the Ptolemy era in the fourth Century ad, the peak of the construction of Pyramid started at the end of the Third Dynasty and lasted until about sixth (2325 BC). More than 4000…

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  • Egyptian Pyramids Research Paper

    World to be standing is the Egyptian Pyramids. The pyramids were one of the first of the seven wonders to be built and is also one of the tallest to this day. What makes the pyramids so interesting is how they were built. The pyramids were built with no modern tech-nology in hand. So they were basically by man and man-made tools. The reason the Great Pyramid was built was for the Old Kingdom ruler Khufu, the pyramid had a burial chamber built inside with a stone sarcophagus because Khufu had…

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