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    pyramids pyramids Presentation Transcript

    • By Jerome Purificacion 8-17
    • Times built
      • They were built between the times of the Old kingdom and Middle kingdom times
      • This was roughly between 3000 BC and 1800 BC
      • Most pyramids took 27 years to build
    • Symbolism
      • Egyptians pyramids were thought to have represent primordial mound where Egyptians thought the Earth was created from.
      • The shape is also to represent the rays of sun.
      • Most pyramids were polished with limestone to give them a reflective appearance when seen far away
      • The also thought since they are moving upward the dead pharaoh would climb in to the heavens and become Osiris
    • Pharaohs
      • The pyramids were tombs for the dead pharaohs, but not for all pharaohs, some were buried in large tombs
    • Inside the Pyramids
      • There are lots of things inside the pyramids
      • The is the king’s chambers, the queens chamber, grand gallery, air shafts and the underground chambers.
    • Grand gallery
      • The grand gallery is a place in the pyramid where you can go up and proceed to the king’s chamber or go down to the queen’s chamber.
      • It also has the king’s esophagus
    • shafts
      • Shafts were thought to believed to let in air to the king’s chamber
      • They also go upward so it was believed that the pharaoh’s soul could go up it and live eternally
    • Famous Pyramids
      • There are about over 100 known pyramids in Egypt today.
      • But there are 3 famous pyramids in Egypt in the Giza plains
      • The most known of these pyramids is the Great Pyramid built for pharaoh Khufu. It is the largest and most famous pyramids of all time
    • The Great Pyramid
      • This pyramid was and still is the largest pyramid in Ancient Egypt.
      • The pyramid was built as a tomb for the great Pharaoh Khufu even though he was never actually buried in it .
    • Construction theory
      • Scientist today still wonder how the Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids. They have come up with many methods.
      • The agreed on that the construction technique devolved over time.
      • The early pyramids were built differently from the older ones.