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The pyramids

  1. 1. The Pyramids By: Casey Vanneste
  2. 2. History • The Great Pyramids were built in Ancient Egypt • thousands of years ago • from the Old Kingdom through the New Kingdom. • The Great Pyramid was built in 30 years. • 100,000 men • three or four months shifts. • Several pharaohs died before their pyramids were built
  3. 3. Construction of a Pyramid • There are three phases to building a pyramid. They are: »Phase I- Preparing the Site »Phase II- Building the Pyramid »Phase III- The Finishing Touches
  4. 4. Appearance • The True Pyramid • true pyramid has 5 size • The true pyramid looks like,“a path to the sun.” • the outside is limestone. • inside is plain stone
  5. 5. Appearance • The Stepped Pyramid • Mostly all small in size • Stone
  6. 6. Appearance • plain stone and limestone. • The sides shines as brightly as the sun when the sun reflects against. • very smooth • curved sides • The Bent Pyramid
  7. 7. Appearance: Inside of Pyramid
  8. 8. Interesting Facts • “Seven Wonders Of The World”. • Tells time • contained everything that would be needed by their occupants in the afterlife • Sun reflection- seen miles away • 2979 • Pharaohs believe they reach heaven through the sunbeams of the pyramids
  9. 9. Interesting Facts • 118 pyramids in Egypt • The Great Pyramid is the only pyramid to have chambers above ground level • The temperature inside The Great Pyramid remains constant at 68 degrees F, the same as earth’s internal temperature.
  10. 10. Conclusion • “Egyptian Pyramids.” Dec. 15, 2000. http://www.virtualology.com/virtualmuseumo fnaturalhistory/hallofanthropology/egypt/egy ptian-pyramid.com • http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~ancient/ pyra1.htm • The Egyptian Pyramids. Oct. 24, 1998 http://www.si.edu

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