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Pyramids

  1. 1. By Hadley Stewart
  2. 2. The Makers of the Three Largest Pyramids Father Khufu, son Khafre, and grandson Menkaure built the three largest Pyramids in Egypt.
  3. 3. How old are some Pyramids? The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu around 2560 BC.
  4. 4. Sphinx People think that Khafre (who built the second largest Pyramid) carved the Sphinx. Recently a piece of the Sphinx’s shoulder fell off and a cement crew saved the Sphinx from falling apart even more.
  5. 5. The Great Pyramid It took 100,000 people to build the Great Pyramid and 20 years to finish it. The King’s chamber is located in the most spacious room in the Great Pyramid.
  6. 6. Why were the Pyramids built? Tombs for Pharohs Some of the oldest had red granite and the king’s name in hieroglyphics.
  7. 7. Pyramid Construction While making a Pyramid it takes 10 men to drag up a block. Peasant farmers had to work on the Pyramids until it was the time when the Nile River would flood fields.
  8. 8. What where the Pyramid blocks made of? The blocks were made of granite and limestone. Granite Limestone
  9. 9. What do Pyramids look like inside? Descending passageways Grand Gallery – passage ascending (going up) to King’s chamber Kings Chamber Queen Chamber
  10. 10. Where else can you find pyramids? Mexico China Japan Australia Brazil Spain Tibet
  11. 11. Some Websites Used. http://io9.com/5869417/what-are-the-great-pyramids- really-made-out-of http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/ http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/eg ca12e.shtml http://images.google.com/ http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pyramids/explore/inside .html

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