Pyramids in Egypt

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When and why were they built ?

They where built between 2600 and 600 BCE. The earliest known pyramids are found at Saqqara, and the earliest among these is the Pyramid of Djoser (constructed 2630-2611 BCE).

Most were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs.

How and who were they built by ?

The architect Himhotep has designed some of these pyramids.

The estimate of the number of workers to build the pyramid range from a few thousand, twenty thousands, and up to 100,000. The most of them were slaves.

The cores of the pyramids were often composed of local limestone. The capstone was usually made of granite, basalt, or another very hard stone and could be plated with gold, silver or electrum, an alloy of gold and silver, and would also be highly reflective in the bright sun.

They used quarrying method for cutting and removing the stones.