pyramids made for?
made for the great kings of the dead. The Ancient Egyptians believed when a
pharaoh died he became Osiris, King of the dead. Then the new pharaoh that
replaces the one that died becomes Horus, god of the heavens and protector of
the sun god. These cycles were made because of the rising and setting of the
pharaohs Ka or spirit, is said to still be in his body. The ancient Egyptians thought
if the body was not
treated with special care, that the pharaoh would not be able to carry out
his new job as King of the Dead. If this happened then the cycle would break
and Egypt would go into disaster.
To prevent this
each dead pharaoh was mummified. Everything the king would ever need was
placed inside his tomb (pyramid). They put in vessels made of stone, clay,
and gold. Even long after his death, pharaohs received food offerings.
were made for tombs only for Pharaohs. Sometimes they weren't pyramids but
massive tombs. Before pyramids tombs were just carved into bedrock topped with
flat-roofed structures called mastabas. Mounds of dirt would sometimes
top the structure.
The pyramid shape
could have came from these mounds of dirt. More likely, Egyptians molded the
pyramids on a sacred, pointed rock called benben. The Benben symbolized the
rays of the sun; its said that pharaohs reach heaven via sunbeams.
built the pyramids?
Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, or the Hebrews.
What where pyramids made for?
Who built the pyramids?
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