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.

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The Exterior of a Pyramid

The first ever three-dimensional triangle shaped pyramid was designed in Dahshur, Egypt by King Sneferu, a fourth dynasty pharaoh after two failed attempts. His son, King Khufu, followed in his footsteps and continued pyramid construction with the largest pyramid, or "The Great Pyramid" using heavy blocks of limestone as his father once did
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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.

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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.

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The Egyptians and their Society

What the Pyramids tell us about Egyptian society is that all of the inhabitants of Egypt praise and worship their pharaoh, since gathering resources in the blazing sun of a desert to construct a huge monument is no easy task. Especially considering the amount of detail and hard work that goes into it so that the pyramids are perfectly lined up to face the North and not even a piece of paper can slip through the blocks.

MADE BY- Victoria Biordi, Joseph Bruno, John Giananessis, and Miguel Ramos Class 601