Pyramids

Collin Sunday and Dawson Snyder

Why were the pyramids triangles?

The reason the pyramids where triangles is because in the text it says, "the pyramids represented the first land to appear at the beginning of time, a hill called “Ben-Ben”. Another reason it says in the text, "is the pyramid had sloping sides so that the dead pharaoh could symbolically climb to the sky and live forever." One last reason In the article it says, "is the pyramid represented the rays of the sun. That is the reason the pyramids where triangles."

Who built the pyramids?

The people who built the pyramids were the Egyptian citizens in the villages around the pyramids. The first pyramid was built by King Djoser during Egypt's third dynasty. 20000 to 30000 laborers were needed to build the pyramids. The pyramids were built on the west side of the Nile River because the pharaoh's soul was suppose to join with the sun disc. These are who built the pyramids.

How were the pyramids built?

The pyramids were built during many challenging steps. First the pharaoh would establish an engineering department composed of an overseer of all the kings construction work, a chief engineer, and an architect, as well as, in effect, a department of manpower. They would put on the west side of the Nile so the soul can join the sun disc. The two deciding factors were the building according to the orientation to the sun and proximity to Memphis. That is how the pyramids were built.

Why are these great structures one of the seven wonders of the ancient world?

These great structures are one of the seven wonders of the world not only because of their size but also many other reasons. They are the oldest monument out of all the seven wonders of the world. It took about twenty years to complete the pyramids and over twenty thousand workers. It was made out of stone that weighed 2 tons and was put up with out using the wheel our any other modern day tools. That is why those great structures are one of the seven wonders of the world.