Ancient Egypt

Pyramids

Why were the pyramids built?

The Egyptians believed in another life beyond the one they lived on earth. They believed that their Pharohs who were closer to the gods or even gods come to earth should have kinds of earthly comforts in their journey to the next life.


How were the pyramids built?

The Egyptians cut big limestone blocks with copper chisels and saws. Powerful men dragged the big bricks to the pyramids site and pushed the first layer of the stones in place. Next they built long ramps of earth and brick to drag upthe next layer of stones . They continued that process until they made it to the top. Finally, the Egyptians covered the pyramid with an outer coating of white casing stones. They laid them so close together that it looked like it was cut out of a single white stone.