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    The Egyptian Pyramids

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    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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    Early Pyramids

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    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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    Great Pyramids

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    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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    The Kukulkan Pyramid

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    A photo of the Kukulkan pyramid has caused a heated discussion all around the world since 2009, because on this picture, a bright beam of light was noticed to come out from the cap stone. This article will list two possible speculations and figure out a better explanation for the observation by analyzing and comparing evidences. According to this amazing photo, the original hypothesis is that the light beam in the Mayan temple photo is actually released by the top stone of the pyramid. There…

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    Pyramid Of Khufu

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    The Great Pyramid Of Giza The great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb for Egyptian King Khufu and is known as the Pyramid of Khufu. The great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb for Egyptian King Khufu and is known as the Pyramid of Khufu. All the slaves worked on the Pyramid seven days a week for twenty-three years. It was the tallest structure in the world for about 4,000 years. It stands at 449.5ft tall, but has lost (31ft) due to erosion. The Pyramid weighs nearly 6.5 million…

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    Pyramids Dbq

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    Did you know that the pyramids in Egypt took 10 - 20 years to build? The pyramids were made out of perfectly cut blocks of stone. The blocks were put into place by strong levees, ramps, and bridges. These amazing huge structures were built to honor Egyptian kings. There is one thing we do not know about the pyramids, who built these grand monumental structures for the pharaoh? Did slaves or paid workers make these pyramids come to life? According to many documents and sources around the world…

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    the bodies intact after death to please Ka the remaining soul left in the body. In the early years of the pyramid they were square shaped called Mastabas. Which were the precursor for pyramids. The oldest known pyramid was built in 2630 B.C. at saqqara. The smooth edges of the pyramid was to help reflect the soul of the dead pharaoh. The king was buried with everything they would need for the after life like all of there possessions and lots of gold. Pyramids original architect was Imhoteo. The…

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    Teotihuacan Pyramids

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    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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    The Step Pyramid The step pyramid was a very important building to the Egyptians. It inspired the construction of every other pyramid ever made. Imagine Egypt without the pyramids it just wouldn’t be Egypt. But there is some interesting info on how the step pyramid was made. First off, why was the step pyramid built? The step pyramid was built for the Pharaoh Djoser. During the 28th century, when he ruled Djoser made himself his own tomb. He had made it so when once he died he could live…

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    Great Pyramid Specialists

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    The Great Pyramid could never have been built without specialists organising and performing tasks with great precision (Jacobs 2002, p. 6). “To complete the pyramid complex in the King's lifetime, a constant supply of material, labor and food was needed” (Jacobs 2002, p. 2). Planning, organisation and attention to detail was paramount. Management and specialisation was required to accomplish this. Specialists were in charge of the day to day lives of the pyramid labourers; absentee records, from…

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