Pyramids Essay

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Pyramids are the tombs for Egyptian pharaohs who have died; pharaohs were Egyptian rulers who had the most power in all of Egypt. Before placing the pharaoh in the pyramid the Egyptians mummified the pharaoh and put him in a tomb. The Egyptians believed that the pharaohs in the pyramids were resurrected as gods. Their ...view middle of the document...

The mast famous pyramid was the Great Pyramid.The reason that the ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife was because of the following legend: "Osiris, a great king on earth, was murdered by his jealous brother, who tore the body into sixteen pieces and scattered the pieces in Egypt. In the pyramid the first and second levels could be built from the ground. But a ramp system would have to be used as the pyramid grew. The blocks were pulled by men up the ramp on sleds. As the courses were laid the inside chambers and hallways were built. The completed pyramid would have two hundred and one floors and would be four hundred and eighty one feet high. Some pyramids could take twenty years to complete and would use a million people or more to build it. Other buildings and smaller pyramids would be nearby. One of the smaller pyramids would be for the pharaoh's queen.

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