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A presentation about the ancient egyptians' Pyramids

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  • 1. The mystery of the Pyramids
  • 2. Why were the Pyramids built?
    • Ancient Egyptians believed that when the pharaoh died, he became Osiris , king of the dead. The new pharaoh became Horus , god of the heavens and protector of the sun god. This cycle was symbolized by the rising and setting of the sun.
    Osiris Horus
  • 3. The Pyramids
    • There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt. Most were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs and their consorts during the old and Middle Kingdom periods.
  • 4. Step Pyramid
    • Location : Saqqara
    • Built by : Pharaoh Djoser
    • Date : Circa 2630 B.C.
    • Height : 204 feet ( 62 meters)
  • 5. Maidum Pyramid
    • Location : Maidum
    • Built by : Pharaoh Snefru
    • Date : Circa 2600 B.C.
    • Height : 306 feet ( 92 meters)
  • 6. Bent Pyramid
    • Location : Dahshur
    • Built by : Pharaoh Snefru
    • Date : Circa 2600 B.C.
    • Height : 344 feet ( 105 meters)
  • 7. Red Pyramid
    • Location : Dahshur
    • Built by : Pharaoh Snefru
    • Date : Circa 2600 B.C.
    • Height : 341 feet ( 104 meters)
  • 8. Great Pyramid
    • Location : Giza
    • Built by : Pharaoh Khufu
    • Date : Circa 2550 B.C.
    • Height : 481 feet ( 147 meters)
  • 9. Pyramid of Khafre
    • Location : Giza
    • Built by : Pharaoh Khafre
    • Date : Circa 2520 B.C.
    • Height : 471 feet ( 144 meters)
  • 10. Pyramid of Menkaure
    • Location : Giza
    • Built by : Pharaoh Menkaure
    • Date : Circa 2490 B.C.
    • Height : 213 feet ( 65 meters)