The Egyptian pyramids remain one of the most
beautiful and complex mysteries of the ancient world, these stone
temples dated to the days of pharaohs and mummies, Throughout history, a
pharaoh begin construction on a pyramid after he took the throne and
that the building process might last almost the entire length of his
Besides the beauty and mystery regarding the construction of the
Egyptian pyramids, there are also a number of interesting facts about
Egyptian pyramids. King Khufu's great pyramid, is the largest pyramid.
It is well known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, standing at
an impressive 146 meters.
impressive as it is, but was not the first pyramid to be built. His
father, king Snefru, built the step pyramids, the first pyramid
constructed in a true pyramid shape.
The ancient Egyptian pyramids served a multitude of purposes. They were
primarily used as the burial tomb of the royal family, consisting of the
pharaoh, his queens and offspring. Modern excavations have uncovered
that the inside of the Egyptian pyramids were almost always laid store
with a variety of items the dead would need in the afterlife. Some of
the most ornate and expensive items ever discovered on the inside of the
But this makes us wonder how the building was constructed, and what
there is inside? It's really a miracle of the ancient Egyptians, come
together to review this building.
The pyramid, the engineering of many surfaces, base
polygon facets make equal angles with its base.
The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid
One of the most profound mysteries relating to the ancient world of
Egypt regards why was the sphinx made. No one seems to be quite sure why
this great statue was constructed, however; theories abound. It is
believed to have most likely been constructed during the
Located in the same proximity as King Khufu's Great pyramid, many
scholars have hypothesized that the Sphinx was constructed in order to
guard the great pyramid. The real reason is not known and due to the
Sphinx's rapid rate of deterioration; its secrets may never be
uncovered. King Snafu's pyramid
Zahi Hawass: Curse of the
Saturday: 30. 07. 2005