The Pyramids; Making a Point
The House of the Dead
Are they all the same??
All pyramids are built the same but the shape of a pyramid is different. By different I mean it can be different heights. For example, the pyramids of Giza. There is one pyramid that is taller than the other two pyramids. Although the pyramids are a built the same. The Egyptian people who built the pyramids used the same block/stones on all pyramids. Each brick weighs around 15 Tons. Sometimes it weighs more than an elephant. In addition when the Egyptians were making the pyramids if any brick was out of line the whole pyramid looked messed up. So in conclusion, all pyramids were all made the same.
The Exterior of a Pyramid
The Interior of a Pyramid
A pyramid is made up of many shafts and chambers. At the heart of the pyramid is the King's chamber, where the mummified corpse of the pharaoh rests in his tomb. Leading from the King's chamber are multiple airshafts. Below the pyramid is a mysterious room known only as the "underground chamber," since its purpose is unknown.
What's the big deal??
You may be asking yourself this: why were the Great Pyramids of Giza so spectacular? Well, as a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, you were considered a god and treated to the best. The Egyptians believed that whatever you are buried with will be taken with you over to the "next life," and so it was a big deal for pharaohs to be correctly mummified and put in an easily-seen monument to be properly remembered, filled with riches and worldly possessions of the king.