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Pyramids

A presentation about the ancient egyptians' Pyramids

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Pyramids

  1. 1. The mystery of the Pyramids
  2. 2. Why were the Pyramids built? <ul><li>Ancient Egyptians believed that when the pharaoh died, he became Osiris , king of the dead. The new pharaoh became Horus , god of the heavens and protector of the sun god. This cycle was symbolized by the rising and setting of the sun. </li></ul>Osiris Horus
  3. 3. The Pyramids <ul><li>There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt. Most were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs and their consorts during the old and Middle Kingdom periods. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step Pyramid <ul><li>Location : Saqqara </li></ul><ul><li>Built by : Pharaoh Djoser </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Circa 2630 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 204 feet ( 62 meters) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Maidum Pyramid <ul><li>Location : Maidum </li></ul><ul><li>Built by : Pharaoh Snefru </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Circa 2600 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 306 feet ( 92 meters) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bent Pyramid <ul><li>Location : Dahshur </li></ul><ul><li>Built by : Pharaoh Snefru </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Circa 2600 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 344 feet ( 105 meters) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Red Pyramid <ul><li>Location : Dahshur </li></ul><ul><li>Built by : Pharaoh Snefru </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Circa 2600 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 341 feet ( 104 meters) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Great Pyramid <ul><li>Location : Giza </li></ul><ul><li>Built by : Pharaoh Khufu </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Circa 2550 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 481 feet ( 147 meters) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pyramid of Khafre <ul><li>Location : Giza </li></ul><ul><li>Built by : Pharaoh Khafre </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Circa 2520 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 471 feet ( 144 meters) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pyramid of Menkaure <ul><li>Location : Giza </li></ul><ul><li>Built by : Pharaoh Menkaure </li></ul><ul><li>Date : Circa 2490 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Height : 213 feet ( 65 meters) </li></ul>

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