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  Encyclopedia Smithsonian: The Egyptian Pyramid
Pyramids did not stand alone but were part of a group of buildings which included temples, chapels, other tombs, and massive walls.
Knowledge of astronomy was necessary to orient the pyramids to the cardinal points, and water-filled trenches probably were used to level the perimeter.
As it became clear that the pyramids did not provide protection for the mummified bodies of the kings but were obvious targets for grave robbers, later kings were buried in hidden tombs cut into rock cliffs.
www.si.edu /Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/pyramid.htm   (1111 words)

 The Pyramid Society
Between 1895 and the mid-1980s, some of the best Egyptian Arabians bred in the Land of the Nile were exported to the United States.
The Egyptian Arabian horse has been valued as an extremely productive source of the classic refinement for which the Arabian breed is well-known.
Only horses of certifiable ancestry are eligible for classification as Straight Egyptian or Egyptian Sired, as defined by The Pyramid Society, and therefore eligible for Society managed and promoted programs.
www.pyramidsociety.org /history.htm   (512 words)

 Pyramid complexes of Egypt
The primal archetype of the Egyptian obelisk and pyramid was the sacred Ben-Ben stone in the temple of Heliopolis, the oldest centre of the sun cult.
His pyramid complex was the first built at the new royal burial ground at Abusir, and marks the decline of pyramid building, both in the size and quality, though many of the reliefs are very well done.
The Pyramids of Abusir, which date to the 5th Dynasty, are regarded as the peak of development of the standard pyramid complex even though their architectural quality and size are far less impressive than the Pyramids of Giza.
www.egyptologyonline.com /pyramids.htm   (1530 words)

  Egyptian pyramids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This pyramid was also the subject of one of antiquities' earliest restoration attempts, conducted under the auspices of one of the sons of Ramesses II.
The pyramid at Meidum is one of three constructed during the reign of Sneferu, and is believed by some to have been commenced by that pharaoh's father and predecessor, Huni.
The pyramid of Senusret II at el-Lahun is the southernmost royal-tomb pyramid structure in Egypt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Egyptian_pyramids   (2854 words)

 Pyramid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most famous are the Egyptian pyramids — huge pyramids built of brick or stone, some of which are among the largest man-made constructions, constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of Ancient Egyptian civilization.
The ancient Egyptians capped the peaks of their pyramids with gold and covered their faces with polished white limestone, though many of the stones used for the purpose have fallen or been removed for other structures over the millennia.
The Summum Pyramid, a 3 story pyramid in Salt Lake City, Utah, used for instruction in the Summum philosophy and conducting rites associated with Modern Mummification.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pyramid   (870 words)

 Egyptian Pyramid Construction | Egyptian Pyramid Information | Egyptian Pyramid History | Building Egyptian Pyramid | ...
Nothing about them is accidental their original constructed heights, their angles of slope, the measurement of their perimeters, even the pattern in which they are carefully laid out on the ground all of these things are purposive and laden with meaning.
When they were built the Egypt second Pyramid and the First Pyramid were both entirely covered in limestone facing blocks, several courses of which still adhere to the upper levels of the former.
Equally `impossible' at any rate for a people like the ancient Egyptians who are supposed to have known nothing about the true shape and size of our planet is the relationship, in a scale of 1:43,200, that exists between the dimensions of the Pyramid and the dimensions of the earth.
www.egyptattraction.com /pyramids.html   (957 words)

 Egyptian Pyramids   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is referred to as the Red Pyramid, because of its colour, or the North Pyramid because of its position at Dashur south of Cairo.
To the east of the pyramid, some of the smooth basalt paving of the mortuary temple remains and the causeway which led to the river temple is now buried with the valley temple being under modern buildings.
Although being influenced by the Egyptian pyramids, the pyramids in Nubia had their own style and were built on a smaller scale and with steeper sides.
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It is not amazing at all that the ancient builders constructed the pyramids with great care, as they were the sacred tombs of the pharaohs, designed to help ensure their immortality.
Connected with the ramp to the pyramids are the tombs of the artisans, technicians, draughtsmen, craftsmen, and sculptors.
By using the tools and methods that the Egyptians had developed as discovered through his own research, a team of twelve Egyptian stonemasons was able to quarry stones enough to build a mini-pyramid, 18 ft high with blocks of the same size as that of the Great Pyramid, in three weeks.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/7210/pyramid.htm   (3465 words)

 ancient Egyptian social pyramid
At the bottom of the classes were soldiers, farmers, and tomb builders, who represented the greatest percent of the Egyptian population.
The scribes were the only Egyptians who knew how to read and write, and therefore had many types of job opportunity and a good social status.
Egyptian doctors were very advanced in their knowledge of herbal remedies and surgical techniques.
www.aldokkan.com /society/social_pyramid.htm   (351 words)

 The Architect's Plan | The Key To Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Design
The relative measurements taken from the diagrams in the essays are presented in comparison with the published survey information for each pyramid, and full references to these sources are given so that one may specifically evaluate all claimed correlations.
Although the protocol follows fairly closely that which is seen in the Red and Bent Pyramid derivations, one is able to see that there was a willingness, if not imperative, on the part of the architects to explore some simple variations on the basic design theme from one pyramid to the next.
For those who are interested in the possibility that the designs of these pyramids may have been conceived with a central theme in mind, I believe it will be well worth your time to delve into the simple geometry that is proposed in these essays.
www.atara.net /pyramids/index.html   (797 words)

 The Great Pyramid of Khufu - Guardian's Egypt - Guardian's Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Primer
The attribution of the pyramid to King Khufu is supported by workman’s markings that were found in the pyramid in small chambers that were never intended to be opened.
The original entrance of the pyramid is located 7.29 m (24 ft) east of the center of the pyramid on the north face, at a height of 16.76 m (55 ft) above ground level.
Two are on the southern side of the main pyramid, two are on its eastern side flanking the Mortuary temple and the last is to the north of the causeway.
www.guardians.net /egypt/pyramids/GreatPyramid.htm   (2665 words)

 Egypt: Overview of Egypt Pyramid Construction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We've Covered the different pyramids of Egypt in our Monuments section under the Antiquities page; however, this area is dedicated to the construction and architecture of the pyramids, how they were built, and the evolution in design from the step pyramid to the true pyramid.
Beginning with the step pyramids of the 3rd Dynasty, and continuing for centuries, the pyramid is a marvel of construction, and is considered one of the "Seven wonders of the world." The pyramids are the only of these seven that remain standing and intact.
Assuming that the step pyramid was built before the outer structure, and then the packing blocks were laid on top, the ramps could have run from one step to another rather than approaching the pyramid face at right angles.
www.touregypt.net /construction   (787 words)

 COLOR: The Egyptian Pyramids
As its name suggests, the Step Pyramid is a series of six levels of stone decreasing in size as they ascend to about 200 feet/60 meters in height.
The Step Pyramid originally began as a mastaba, and it may have been visualized as a series of mastaba shapes, decreasing in size, stacked one on top of another.
The pyramid was the central part of an intricate complex of buildings and courts.
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Under the solar interpretation of Egyptian religion, the position of the tomb vis-a-vis the pyramid is a moveable feast.
Accordingly, I reject the orthodox theory that Khufu was buried in the King’s Chamber, at a height of 140 feet in the monument’s superstructure.
I then go on to argue that the upper parts of the Pyramid were sealed off at the time of construction, to form a sealed repository or time capsule, in which the builders deposited sacred relics, books and knowledge, lest their civilisation be destroyed by a prophesied ‘end of the world’ cataclysm.
www.eridu.co.uk /Author/egypt/pyramid.html   (1268 words)

 COLOR: The Egyptian Pyramids   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As its name suggests, the Step Pyramid is a series of six levels of stone decreasing in size as they ascend to about 200 feet/60 meters in height.
The Step Pyramid originally began as a mastaba, and it may have been visualized as a series of mastaba shapes, decreasing in size, stacked one on top of another.
The pyramid was the central part of an intricate complex of buildings and courts.
www.saxakali.com /COLOR_ASP/historymaf4.htm   (367 words)

 Egyptian Pyramid Proportions
But I can find no mention in their articles of the actual dimensions of any pyramids, except for the base of 150 cubits and the height of 100 cubits which were used in some pyramids from the end of the Vth Dynasty onwards.
Perhaps to facilitate the placing of the entrances to the Bent Pyramid in the north and west sides of the casing, the builders evidently used the ratio of 10:7 for the lower part of the lower slope, and corrected for the imbalance by using an average slope of 7:5 for the remainder.
Since Testa has taken the height of the Meydum Pyramid to be 175 cubits, which is indeed the original height established in Petrie's survey, he asserts that the profile of the sides is 175 rise on 140 base, or 5 rise on 4 base.
www.legon.demon.co.uk /pyrprop/propde.htm   (2664 words)

 Egyptian Pyramid Building Instructions
The sizes of the pyramid blocks are shown on the left.
Your pyramid would be hollow instead of having straight walls on the inside.
The base of the pyramid will be 10" x 10", so I made the plywood large enough to add a tree to two later on.
www.hirstarts.com /pyramid/pyramid.html   (2594 words)

 Egyptian Pyramid Building   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Egyptian pyramid facts from Cosmeo
The Egyptian pyramids are pyramidal in form, with four triangular sides that meet at a point at the top; the New World pyramids are four-sided, flat-topped polyhedrons.
The Egyptian pyramids were built from about 2700 bc to about 1000 bc; in the Americas, mound construction continued from 1200 bc until the Spanish conquest in ad 1519.
The Egyptian pyramids served as royal tombs, and recent excavations increasingly indicate that tombs in the Americas were sometimes incorporated into pyramids as well.
www.cosmeo.com /viewArticle.cfm?guidAssetId=AB9EAE58-EAEB-4D96-A580-38206984DDFD   (426 words)

 Ancient Egyptian Monuments
Egyptologists currently believe that the design for the Egyptian Pyramid was inspired by the fact that the sand dunes in the desert naturally form a pyramidal shape, which is very stable.
Snefru had his step pyramid at Medum filled in to form straight sides, then covered the structure with limestone (all the pyramids once had limestone casings, but during the occupation of Egypt by the Arabs, much of those coverings were removed to build cities such as Cairo).
The Great Pyramid at Giza, built by Khufu (Cheops in Greek), is by far the best-known and most impressive of all the Egyptian Pyramids.
library.thinkquest.org /3011/egypt4g.htm   (424 words)

 The Puzzle of the Pyramids -- Courtesy of Return To Glory...
Since the pyramid would have been built more carefully than the ramp, it may be supposed that only one third of the total time was used in building the ramp.
If we proportionally decrease the number of working days allotted to the pyramid by one third, only 4870 days remain, and that implies that 472 blocks (averaging 2.5 tons each) were placed in the structure each day when the work was not taking place on the ramp.
When archaeologists removed one of the few remaining casing stones, (the stone that at one time covered the entire pyramid) on the north side of the pyramid at its base they were shocked at what they discovered.
www.freemaninstitute.com /Gallery/pyramids.htm   (1078 words)

 Find building pyramids at Outfit Your Home - Buy Furnishings, Appliances, Tools and More for Your Home Online
A city that is building pyramids is going to end up quite a large city before the build...
Beginning with the step pyramids of the 3rd Dynasty, and continuing for centuries, the pyramid is a marvel of construction, and is considered one of the "Seven wonders of the world."...
Many of the pyramids were built with a number of different stone materials.
www.outfityourhome.com /directory/building/building_pyramids   (398 words)

Note: Students can exchange their knowledge of pyramids by viewing the PBS and Nova video "This Old Pyramid" but it is not essential.
Present the topic "Pyramids" to the class using the tan cardboard pyramid and asking central questions.
Use the world globe to inform the class where the Egyptian Pyramids are located.
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 Smithsonian FAQs: The Egyptian Pyramid
The pyramids of Egypt fascinated travellers and conquerors in ancient times and continue to inspire wonder in the tourists, mathematicians, and archaeologists who visit, explore, measure and describe them.
The pyramid's base covered over 13 acres and its sides, which rose at an angle of 5l degrees 50 feet, were over 755 feet long.
Marks of the quarry workers are found on several of the stone blocks giving names of the work gangs such as "craftman-gang." Part-time crews of laborers probably supplemented the year-round masons and other skilled workers.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/legacy/egypt/pyramid.htm   (1073 words)

 Pyramids on 1234travel.com Worldwide Travel Search Engine
In architecture the term "pyramid" denotes a monument that resembles the geometrical figure of the same name.
The Egyptian pyramids were funerary monuments built for the pharaohs and their closest relatives...
Each Pyramid is designed and handcrafted with the finest quality materials and exact angles that allow for the best Meditation Pyramids in the World.
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 CULTUREFOCUS: Ancient Egypt. Pyramids of Giza, pictures and history.
The pyramids epitomize ancient Egypt, yet the biggest were constructed during a short span of time early in a civilization that was to last almost three millennia.
The first large Egyptian pyramid was the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, built during the third dynasty of the Old Kingdom to protect the body of the king Djoser who died around 2649 BCE.
The Giza Pyramids were plundered long ago of the bodies and anything entombed with them, despite the almost superhuman efforts of the Egyptians to protect the remains of their kings.
www.culturefocus.com /egypt_pyramids.htm   (1243 words)

 Egyptian Pyramid Oracle Review at Aeclectic Tarot
The Egyptian Pyramid Oracle is a twenty-five card oracle, broken down into five Houses of five cards each.
We look at the importance that symbolism and imagery play in the Egyptian world, how an everyday object was not only seen as something with an express purpose, but was seen as an image representing a deeper concept.
It is these ancient Egyptian imagery that McColl has based her deck on.
www.aeclectic.net /tarot/cards/egyptian-pyramid-oracle/review.shtml   (1392 words)

 Egyptian Pyramids - Great Pyramids of Giza - Egyptian Pyramid Boxes - Egyptian Pyramid Statues - Lighted Egyptian ...
Although pyramids in the form of mastabas have existed in Egypt since pre-dynastic times, we usually associate the word with the Great Pyramid of Giza, built by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) whose father, Snefru, founded the 4th Dynasty (c.
The other two great pyramids at Giza were built by Khufu's son Khepre (Khafre, Chepren) and a successor, Menkaure.
The Great Pyramid at Giza originally stood about 480 feet tall, and had a gleaming surface casing of polished stone.
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