Pyramids in Egypt
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When and why were they built ?
Most were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs.
How and who were they built by ?
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.
The Great Pyramid
This pyramid is the most famous and largest in the world, it is next to two others pyramids. The three ones are called Giza's pyramids.