Pyramids are large triangular shaped structures
that have been standing for over 4,000 years. They were built by the
The oldest pyramid complex was built around 2630 BC. It is located in Saqqura, in the open desert of Cairo,Egypt. The pyramids are considered ancient wonders even while pharaohs were ruling. Most of what is known about ancient Egypt comes from items that were gathered by archeologists after discovering the pyramids.
The Step Pyramid is one of the most widely known pyramids that is located near Saqquara. It measures 389 by 462 feet at it base and rises to a height of 204 feet. It is thought that it was built to resemble a staircase so that the king could ascend to heaven after death. Around the pyramid is a huge stone wall that is a mile long and 33 feet high. It has 13 false entryways and one true entryway.