Egyptian Pyramids

  • Egyptian Pyramids were built as royal tombs of pharaohs.
  • The shape of the pyramid was most probably modelled on Benben stone.
  • The first pyramid ever in Egypt was the Pyramid of Djoser.
  • Sneferu’s reign saw major evolution in pyramid building leading to the first “true” pyramid.
  • The Egyptian pyramid building reached its pinnacle with the Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • The Great Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for more than 3800 years.
  • The Old Kingdom Period of Ancient Egypt is known as the Age of the Pyramids.
  • The Pyramid of Ahmose is the last known Egyptian pyramid.
  • Construction workers of pyramids were well fed and given tax breaks.
  • Egyptian pyramids were aligned to true north very precisely.

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