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This is my introduction of my Social Studies project. My subject for this project is going to about pyramids. I am going to tell you short information of each pyramid from the Saggara pyramid to the pyramid of pepi II.
The history began in Giza plateau, it has the Great Pyramid of the 4th Dynasty King, Khufu. It was the first pyramid made on the plateau and many people think that it represents the sucess of the pyramid age.
After it was built the Great Pyramid and it's original entrance was hidden and faced with smooth limestone. Because this blended so well with the surrounding casing, the opening was invisible.
The picture on the right was taken looking down from the end of the pyramid back toward the bottom.
The most famous pyramids are the Egyptian Pyramids. huge structures were built of brick or stone and some of them that are among the largest man-made constructions. Most of them took about 27 years to build.The Great Pyramid Of Giza is the largest pyramid Egypt and one of the largest in the world.
It was the biggest thing built until the Lincon Cathidral was built in 1300 A.D. The Lincon Cathidral is the tallest building in the world. The base is 52,600 square meters in area.
The people that built the pyramid
were not slaves or foreigners.
Others were conscripted for a
limited time from local
villages.Some may have been
women: but then no
other of women builders have
been found, some female
skeletons show wear that
suggests they labored with heavy
stone for longperiods of time.
The earliest pyramid was the Step Pyramid of king Djoser of the Old Kindoms 3rd Dynasty.this was over 4,600 years ago. The pyramid was the largest structure ever made.This pyramid is the SAGGARA .It overlooks the ancient capital of Memphis . Its construction was in the form of a low mastaba tomb which extra levels were added to give it a step-like appearance.
The picture on the right is how the Saggara looks like.
The first Egyptian pyramid with an above ground burial chamber, the Maidum tomb represents an effort to make the chamber high and closer to the sun god. Other infromation is the archlike design of the burial chamber's walls.This is built by the Pharaoh Snefru 2600 B.C. it is about 306 feet tall
The people who built the “bent” pyramid were built by the Pharohah Snefru in 2600 B.C. it is in Dahshur. The height of the bent pyramid is at least 344 feet t his first Egyptian pyramid was the first smooth-sided pyramid.The designed was to have very steep sides and a new angle halfway through the construction.
This is how the Bent Pyramid looks like
After the “Bent” pyramid was built another pyramid was built. That pyramid was called the “Red” Pyramid.
The Red Pyramid boasted a single burial chamber that was a space through two smaller chambers. Snefru could been in there, and it looks like his son Pharaoh Khufu rushed to finish the construction after his father's death.
It was built by the Pharaoh Khufu in c.2600 B.C at Dahshur. The height of this pyramid is 341 feet (104 metres)
This is how the “Red Pyramid” looks like
This pyramid is the world’s largest pyramid. This is the “Great Pyramid”.
On the Giza Plateau, Khufu's builders made his pyramid almost to the north. This was the largest pyramid ever built, it is about 2.3 million stone blocks, weighing a guess of 2.5 to 15 tons each. It is guessed that the workers would have had to set a block every two and a half minutes.
The pyramid has three burial chambers.The first one is an underground carved into bedrock. The second one is aboveground chamber and that was was called the queen's chamber by early explorers.
They knew that it was never intended to house one of Khufu's wives.The third one is the king's chamber.
That is the Great Pyramid in a nice view
At six years old, Pepi II became a second ruler of the 6th dynasty.
Inside the pyramid there are pyramid text a late to the Old Kingdom and development are carved into the walls. As they were to assure of a pharaoh's soul, these texts would have been one more effort to perpetuate the glory of Egypt.