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1. The Egyptian Pyramids Part 1: The Huge Stones
as a monument to the skill and determination of the egyptian pharaohs and miles awayand taken by boat to Giza and other places where pyramids were being
The Great Egyptian Pyramids More of this Feature Part 2: Why Were They Built?
Part 3: How Were They Built?

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Pyramids: The Inside Story
Part 1: The Large Stones We certainly know that the Pyramids existed because they're still with us. Rising out of the desert sands, the Pyramids of Egypt stand as a monument to the skill and determination of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ability to get thousands of people to do hard labor for generations. Huge blocks of rock were cut from places many miles away and taken by boat to Giza and other places where pyramids were being built. The slaves used a series of logs rolling on the ground to move the giant stones. Then, they put them in place as parts of a pyramid.

2. Egypt Pyramid Index
egyptian pyramids. The pyramids on the Giza Plateau near Cairo. were built as burial places for kings and others for home to two other large pyramids for the subsequent kings,
Egyptian Pyramids Index
SAQQARA PYRAMIDS STEP PYRAMID - Pharaoh Djoser - 1st Pyramid Builder - 3rd Dynasty PYRAMID OF USERKAF - 5th Dynasty PYRAMID OF UNAS - 5th Dynasty - The Pyramid Texts PYRAMID OF TETI - 6th Dynasty - 6th Dynasty PYRAMID OF DJEDKARE- ISESI - 6th Dynasty PYRAMID OF MERENRE - 6th Dynasty SERAPEUM TOMBS: MASTABAS MASTABA OF MERERUKA - 6th Dynasty TOMB OF HOREMHEB OTHER SAQARRA TOMBS PYRAMIDS AT DAHSHUR BENT PYRAMID SNEFRU - 4TH DYNASTY - 2nd Pyramid Builder RED PYRAMID SNEFRU - 4TH DYNASTY PYRAMID OF SESOSTRIS PYRAMID OF AMENEMHET III - THE WHITE PYRAMID PYRAMID OF AMENEMHET III - THE BLACK PYRAMID GIZA PYRAMIDS GREAT PYRAMID OF KHUFU - CHEOPS - 3rd Great Pyramid Builder SCHEMATICS AND PHOTOS FACTS AND STATISTICS ELLIE'S THEORIES ON THE GREAT PYRAMID AS A CREATIONAL SOURCE GREAT PYRAMID AND THE ARC OF THE COVENANT ... THE PYRAMID OF KHAFRE - CHEPREN ~ BUILT THE SPHINX THE PYRAMID OF MYKERINOS - MENKAURE QUEENS' PYRAMIDS ~ MORTUARY TEMPLE ~ VALLEY TEMPLE - SMALLEST AND FINAL PYRAMID TO BE BUILT AT THE GIZA PLATEAU PYRAMIDS AT ABUSIR: Almost every pharaoh of the 5th dynasty had his tomb built in Abusir. The pyramids which are much smaller than the ones at Giza show us how religious views changed after the 4th dynasty. The solar religion of Heliopolis became predominant. The temples became bigger and even a new type of temple was constructed: The solar sanctuary. It represented the pharaoh's close connection to Re, the sun-god.

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4. Pyramids
TABLE OF CONTENTS 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 halfway through construction. The other, known as the Red Kingdom period as burial places for the 12thdynasty
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    Pyramid In architecture the term "pyramid" denotes a monument that resembles the geometrical figure of the same name. It is almost exclusively applied to the stone structures of ancient Egypt and of the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America and Mexico.
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    The Egyptian pyramids were funerary monuments built for the pharaohs and their closest relatives. Most date from the Old Kingdom (c.2686-2181 BC) and are found on the west bank of the Nile, in a region approximately 100 km long and situated south of the delta, between Hawara and Abu Ruwaysh. Pyramids developed from the "mastaba", a low, rectangular stone structure erected over a tomb. HOW TO NAVIGATE:
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    The Step Pyramid of King Zoser at Saqqara (c.2650 BC)
    The oldest pyramid known, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser at Saqqara (c.2650 BC), has a large mastaba (tomb) as its nucleus and consists of six terraces of diminishing sizes, one built upon the other. It was surrounded by an elaborate complex of buildings, now partially restored, whose function related to the cult of the dead.
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    6. An Introduction To Ancient Egypt Part 4: Pyramids Of Power
    many miles away and taken by boat to Giza and other places where pyramids Why werethese pyramids built The egyptian people had a strong belief in the afterlife
    An Introduction to Ancient Egypt Part 4: The Pyramids How the ancient Egyptians got those heavy stones so high in the air to put on top of the Pyramids is still a mystery. But they did it. Huge blocks of rock were cut from places many miles away and taken by boat to Giza and other places where pyramids were being built. The slaves used a series of logs rolling on the ground to move the giant stones. Then, they put them in place as parts of a pyramid. The first pyramids were called "Step Pyramids" because they looked like giant steps. The pyramids we most recognize today, the smooth ones, were built later. Why were these pyramids built? The pharaohs wanted to use them as tombs. The Egyptian people had a strong belief in the afterlife. They believed that life here on Earth was just a stage in a long journey. They believed that the spirit continued on after the body died. That's why you can find so many earthly things in the tombs of the times. The pharaohs were buried with gold, jewelry, and other goods that they would find familiar in the afterlife. The tombs were also decorated with the names of the pharaohs and pictures and messages wishing them well. These pictures were believed to give the pharaoh whatever was in the picture. To make sure the pharaohs made it to the afterlife, the people made them into mummies.

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    OUR BOOKSTORE IS STILL UNDER Press the ADD button located beneath each book on this page that you wish to place in your shopping cart. Press the VIEW button in order to review the booktitles that you have already selected. $9.95. ANCIENT egyptian CUT AND USE STENCILS COMPLETE pyramids Solving The Ancient Mysteries SECRET places OF THE LION. by George H. Williamson. $14.95. SECRET POWER OF THE pyramids

    9. Bible Study - The Egyptian Pyramids
    The egyptian pyramids. Bible Study. Discover the amazing truth of the Gospel. Eternal life. Christian living. Bible people, places, things. End time prophecy. Many worldwide study links. By Wayne Blank The egyptian pyramids. One of the sights that some ancient modern Israelites both have seen are the pyramids of Egypt. There are numerous other pyramids located throughout Egypt, but
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    The Egyptian Pyramids
    One of the sights that some ancient and modern Israelites both have seen are the pyramids of Egypt. They stood at the time when Jacob and his family (see Children of Jacob ) first went down to Egypt to escape the famine, they were well-known to Moses and Aaron at the time of the Exodus over 4 centuries later, and they are a very well-known world landmark today. They have withstood the passage of the ages. The pyramids are the most ancient of the old (pagan) Seven Wonders of The World. The others were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Artemision at Ephesus, Colossus of Rhodes, the Olympian Zeus Statue by Phidias and Pharos at Alexandria. The pyramids are the only one of the seven still in substantial existence in modern times. There are numerous other pyramids located throughout Egypt, but the best known are found west of The Nile River along a 40 mile area of the Nile Valley near ancient Memphis . The three great pyramids at Giza are the most famous of all. They are believed to have been constructed during the Old Kingdom (see The Ancient Egyptians ) which existed from about 2600-2100 B.C. - approximately 4,100 to 4,600 years ago, over 700 years before the Exodus of the Israelites. The pyramids were already very old when the Israelites first arrived in Egypt.

    10. Egyptian Pyramids
    Some were built as burial places for kings and also is home to two other large pyramidsfor Although being influenced by the egyptian pyramids, the pyramids in
    The pyramids on the Giza Plateau near Cairo. At far right is the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), in the middle and closer is the pyramid of Khafre (Chephren), and on left is the smallest of the three major Giza pyramids - that of Menkaure (Mycerinus). Three small subsidiary pyramids are at the extreme left. The photograph is a montage by Mark Rigby taken from a rocky outcrop to the southeast. There 110 pyramids currently known in Egypt, many in a state of great disrepair and almost unrecognisable. Some were built as burial places for kings and others for queens. A pyramid also may have represented a stairway for the king to ascend to the heavens. Another possibility is that it was symbolic of the primeval mound on which the sun god/creator was born. How the Egyptians managed the complex organisation of labour and the physical movement of large stone blocks is still a matter for debate. Pyramid construction may have involved ramps being erected around the pyramid. Blocks of stone would have been pulled up on sledges and the ramps dismantled later. It is believed that most of the labour for the construction of the pyramids would have come from farmers who were available during the inundation season when the Nile River flooded and farmland was underwater. It would also have been an ideal time for the transportation by boat of large stone blocks from their quarries to the pyramid sites. The earliest pyramid was the Step Pyramid of king Djoser of the Old Kingdom's 3rd Dynasty over 4,600 years ago. The pyramid (

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    12. CULTUREFOCUS: Ancient Egypt. Pictures Of Egyptian Pyramids And Temples.
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    15. World Mysteries - Mystic Places
    Mystic places. The pyramids and many other structures at Teotihuacan are stepped,rather than smooth sided like the egyptian pyramids, and the stones of
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    Teotihuacan means 'The City of the Gods", or "Where Men Become Gods"
    (in Nahuatl). It is located in the valley of the same name 30 miles north of Mexico City. It used to be a thriving city and ceremonial center that predated the Aztecs by several centuries. Most likely it was Mexico's biggest ancient city at its peak and the sixth largest city in the world in AD 600. Teotihuacan began declining sharply around 650 AD, and was almost completely abandoned around 750 AD.
    No one knows why. At its peak around 500-600 A.D., Teotihuacan contained perhaps 200,000 people. It was a well planned city covering nearly eight square miles and larger and more advanced than any European city of the time. Its civilization was contemporary with that of ancient Rome , and lasted longer - more than 500 years. There is one very peculiar thing about the city;

    16. World Mysteries - Mystic Places - The Great Pyramid: Pyramid Of Khufu (Cheops)
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    Is it a mere coincidence that pyramids are found across our globe? Did cultures ranging across vast spaces in geography and time, such as the ancient Egyptians; early Buddhists; the Maya, Inca, Toltec, and Aztec civilizations of the Americas; the Celts of the British Isles; and even the Mississippi Indians of pre-Columbian Illinois, simply dream the same dreams and envision the same structures? Scientist and tenured university professor Robert M. Schoch-one of the world's preeminent geologists in recasting the date of the Great Sphinx-believes otherwise. In this dramatic and meticulously reasoned book, Schoch, like anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl in his classic Kon-Tiki, argues that ancient cultures traveled great distances by sea. Indeed, he believes that primeval sailors traveled from the Eastern continent, primarily Southeast Asia, and spread the idea of pyramids across the Earth, involving the human species in a far greater degree of contact and exchange than experts have previously thought possible.

    17. Pyramids
    Some were built as burial places for kings and a Great Court and various other structures. Althoughbeing influenced by the egyptian pyramids, the pyramids in
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    The ancient Egyptians built their tombs on the west side of the Nile River and their temples on the east. This practice corresponded to the rise and setting of the sun which represented the cycle of life itself. The east signified rebirth and the west signified death. With the tombs on the west or left bank, the spirits of the dead would be ready to journey into the cycle of life. The Egyptians believed strongly in the afterlife and made complete preparation for this journey. The three pyramids are actually tombs of three pharaohs of the Old Kingdom. In its most common form, a pyramid is a massive stone or brick structure with a square base and four sloping triangular sides that meet in a point at the top. Pyramids have been built by different peoples at various times in history. Probably the best-known pyramids are those of ancient Egypt, which were built to protect the tombs of rulers or other important persons. Pyramids were also built as platforms for temples by pre-Columbian civilizations in Central and South America. Still other pyramids exist in Sudan, Southwest Asia, and Greece. In the 26th century BC, as Egyptian civilization was reaching its height, three kings Khufu, his son Khafre, and his grandson Menkure ordered the construction of three huge pyramids that would serve as their tombs. The first of these, the Great Pyramid, is the largest ever built. It stands with the other two pyramids and the Great Sphinx in a cluster near the town of Giza.

    18. Pyramids
    Dr. Edwards began with an overview of egyptian history and is the consideration givento the unfinished pyramids at Zawiet el Aryan and other places.
    A Brief Bibliography for Pyramids
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    Gayle Gibson Pyramids are the most enduring monuments that mankind has built. They are endlessly fascinating. Many good books on pyramids are widely available. This bibliography discusses most of the books that can be found in libraries or purchased from good bookstores. The notes on each book are intended to help you to choose which books suit your needs best. If you can only afford one book, this is the one to buy.
    • Lehner, Mark. The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries London: Thames and Hudson, 1997. 556 illustrations, 83 in colour. 256 pages, with index.
    Mark Lehner has been working at Giza since 1979, since 1984 as Director of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project. He writes clearly, and has the benefit of the most recent research. This book covers all the currently known pyramids of Egypt, and gives six pages to the pyramids of Sudan. The book begins with an overview of Egyptian religious beliefs (the why of pyramid building , and proceeds to early accounts of pyramids by Greeks and Romans, Copts and Arabs, goes on to describe the first European explorers, and continues with accounts of the more famous expeditions, current explorations and recent discoveries. Construction techniques are described, and the evidence for various methods is carefully considered. Lehner discusses methods of quarrying and transporting stone and other supplies to the sites of pyramids. The towns for those working on the pyramids are also described. *****

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