Photo Mini Project

Janet Vazquez & Courtney Quinterro

Egyptian Pyramids

As of 2008, there has been 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt.
The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis.
The shape of Egyptian pyramids were thought to represent primordial mound, the Egyptians believed the earth was created that way.
The shape of a pyramid is thought to represent the descending rays of the sun, and most pyramids were faced with polished, highly reflective white limestone, in order to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance.