Welcome to the Egyptian Pyramids

By: Daniel Gerlein

How were they Built?

Scientists think that the pyramids were built with big rocks. They think they were brought up by ramps. Those ramps were built meanwhile the pyramids were being built. Some people worked on the pyramid and other people on the ramp. When the pyramid was finished, they took out the ramp.

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What were the Pyramids used for?

These pyramids were used for the pharaohs. For the Egyptians, the pharaohs were like gods for them. They actually thought the pharaohs were gods sent from "the other world." The pyramids were used for when the pharaohs died. Their tombs were in there and the pharaohs were mummified.

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Tutankhamen is one of the most known pharaohs known right now. He is also called King Tut. He ruled between 1332 BC and 1323 BC in what is known to be called the New Kingdom. In 1922, he is tomb was discovered by Howard Carter and George Herbert. For there surprise, the tomb was almost untouched. King Tut was the son of Akhenaten. King Tut died at a young age that was 18 years old. At age of 9 or 10 years old he took the throne. He was buried in a little tomb so he couldn't be found easily. Even though he was small, he had good advisors so he could take good decisions.

Ramesses II

Ramesses is famous because he is one of the most famous pharaohs that ever lived because he was very strong. He conquered lots of land and was known as Ramesses the Great. He ruled between 1279 BC and 1213 BC. That means he ruled for 66 years and 2 months. He lived from 1303 BC and 1213 BC. That means he lived for a long time because for those times people died very young. Even until now, to die at that age is old and unusual. Ramesses had at least 9 children. He was known as "The Great Ancestor" because of his great accomplishments. He was part of the 19th dynasty.


Hatshepsut was one of the greatest women that ever lived. They said Hatshepsut was the gratest female pharaoh that ever lived and the one who lived the longest. She lived for 50 years. She reigned from 1479 BC and 1458 BC. Hatshepsut made something very important that was the trading route. She built the great Temple of Karnak and Precinct of Mut. Which was were there were the great godesses of Egypt. She also built two twin obelisks for the entrance to a temple. Hatshepsut dissapered without a trace and mysteriously. People think Thutmose III was responsible.

Thutmose III

He ruled for 54 years and was thought to be a great pharaoh. He reigned between 1479 BC and 1425 BC. This 54 years include the 22 years he co-reigned with Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was his stepmother. When Thutmose III died, he was buried in the Valley of Kings, that was were many great kings died. People say he had the biggest army in Egypt's history. He is also thought to have been the person who made dissapear Hatshepsut. That isn't sure, it's just a theory. He had 10 children. He lived between 1481 BC and 1425 BC.

How were Pharaohs chosen?

The Egyptian pharaohs were chosen in the most common way. The eldest son of the pharaoh was going to be the next ruler. That was normally how it was chosen. The problem was that sometimes that didn't happen. There were some conditions that could change the family of the pharaoh to another family.

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What were Pharaohs Considered?

At the beginin, pharaohs were considered gods. They thought pharaohs were brought to Earth by the gods to rule. That's why they made pyramids, to let them rest in peace. Later, people figured out they were not gods, but they tricked the people. They told them that they were the messangers of the gods.


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