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  • 1. Mission: Egyptian Pyramids
  • 2.  This is Dr. Throne. We have just made some new discoveries about Egyptian Pyramids, so this is your mission to go to Egypt to record data to bring back. I’ve booked your plane tickets. I trust you and your archeology group will be successful.
  • 3. Trip to Egypt Delta KLM
  • 4.  Let’s go.
  • 5.  Amsterdam, Change planes
  • 6.  After twenty-three hours, we arrived.
  • 7.  All set. We arrive at night, so this is our hotel.
  • 8.  Next day: The pyramids of Khufu.
  • 9.  Ready to enter? Beware of scorpions and snakes.
  • 10.  Now let’s go through some data.
  • 11.  The building of a pyramid . . . Supply from all over Egypt came by boat from the Nile River. Dark greenish black basalt came from Fayyum. Granite came from Aswan that is very heavy. A single brick weighed forty tons. Limestone came from Tura to cover the Pyramid.
  • 12.  The builders village was interesting with bakers, butchers, brewers, granaries, and houses. Some builders were workers of the pharaoh. About 20,000 to 30,000 workers help to build pyramids for eighty years. Everybody worked hard and wanted to have his or her role in the continuing of the afterlife of a pharaoh. They also liked to have their role in the glory of Egypt.
  • 13.  The ancient Egyptian Pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped structures in Egypt. There have been 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt since 2008. Most of them are tombs of Pharaohs. The earliest pyramid discovered in Egypt was the pyramid of Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The earliest among these is the pyramid of Djoser, designed by architect Imhotep. The estimated number of the workers that built it was from a few thousand to twenty thousand and up to 100,000. The most famous pyramid is the pyramid of Khufu, located outside Cairo in Giza. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world still in existence.
  • 14.  Only during the time of the old kingdom did the ancient Egyptians build pyramids to hold the royal tombs of their kings. Pyramids had all kinds of fancy traps to catch the robbers trying to rob the pyramids. The pyramids are full of treasures and the average person creates grave gods to take with them to their afterlife. The first pyramid, the step pyramid, was built nearly 5,000 years ago. The construction was abandoned after the old kingdom. Because it is simple to find a pyramid, grave robbers knew exactly where the pharaohs are buried, so they knew where the pharaohs were buried, and where the wealth was. The penalty of robbing the pyramid wasdeath. However, the ancient Egyptians do not simply build a pyramid and throw a pharaoh in and bury him. A whole city would form beside it called the Pyramid City. Pharaohs provided homes for all the pyramid workers, and they were treated with food, homes, and goods. After a pyramid finish its construction they whole city still exist. Some people stayed, maintained, and guarded the pyramid. Others, like bakers and basket weavers, were merchants creating needed goods.
  • 15.  Jars contained organs of the death. The body has been passed with the steps of perfuming. The body is wrapped with bandages and put into the coffin at last.
  • 16.  That’s it. Let’s go inside.
  • 17.  Record data.
  • 18.  Back to the hotel. We received another mission of discovering a tomb by one of the daughters of Dr. Throne, also an archaeologist.Check this out:http://www.nms.ac.uk/kids/games_and_adventures/egyptian_tomb_adventure.aspx
  • 19.  It’s time to leave. We bought the ticket for Continental Airlines’ direct flight to Atlanta. It is also a tour flight that lets us see the pyramids.
  • 20.  The pyramids have structure and ability to stand for several thousands of years. They will still stand in the land of Egypt forever.
  • 21. Bye.Thanks for watching.
  • 22. Works Cited Bann, Elizabeth, and Laura Lo Turco. The Great Pyramid. New York: Mikaya press, n.d. Print. “Egyptian pyramids.” Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_pyramids>. “facts photos diagrams.” Natualgepgraphic:Egyptian pyramids. National Geographic, 1996. Web. 15 Nov. 2011. <http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/pyramids.html>. Greenberg, Ralph. “The slopes of the egyptian pyramids.” The slopes of the egyptian pyramids. Ralph Greenburg, 2000. Web. 16 Nov. 2011. <http://www.math.washington.edu/~greenber/pyressay.html>. Martin, Phillip. “pyramids&tombs.” Ancient Egypt For Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2011. <http://egypt.mrdonn.org/pyramids.html>. Stone, Tim. “Interesting facts.” Great pyramids-interesting facts. Tim STONE, 10 Dec. 2010. Web. 15 Nov. 2011. <www.timstouse.com/EarthHistory/Egypt/GreatPyramid/interestingfacts.h tmhttp://>.