Pyramids

By Kira Ley and Julia Benson

Why Use the Triangle Shape?

The triangle was used for pyramids for many reasons. The article states, "The pyramid represented the first land." It was important to them because it reminded them of the hill called "Ben-Ben." Also, triangles have sloping sides, they believed that the sloping sides was a way for the pharaoh to climb to the sky and live there forever. Lastly, they thought that the rays of the sun was represented by the pyramids. Those reasons are why the triangle shape was used for pyramids.


http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pyramids/about/shape.html

Who Were the Pyramids Built By?

The pyramids were built by many villagers. Many people believed that the pyramids were built by slaves, but they were really built by ancient Egyptian villagers."Skeletons were found showing the individuals who built the ancient Egyptian pyramids." They have proof that slaves did not build the pyramids. Some builders, while some were temporary. The pyramids were built during the Nile flooding, because most of their regular jobs were washed out. That is proof that the pyramids were built by villagers.


http://www.egyptiandiamond.com/ancient-egyptian-pyramids.php

Pyramids Were Built How?

There are many steps into building a pyramid. The bottom and outer layer was made of limestone that gave them a white gloss. "The capstone was usually made of granite, basalt, or another very hard stone." This means that the pyramid was a very strong structure. It was also very reflected the sun. That is how the pyramids were built.


http://news.psu.edu/story/141300/2008/03/24/research/probing-question-how-were-egyptian-pyramids-built

Why Were These Pyramids One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

The pyramids are on of the seven wonders of the ancient world. To build them it took nearly 20,000 to 30,000 people. "they were places of burial for their respective kings." Kings were very important during the ancient time, and it reflects how much they cared about their kings. Also, the pyramids are still standing today which is incredible because they were hand made. That is why the pyramids are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.