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Pyramid development
through the ages
Bill Newman
TimeLine of Ancient egyptian

Pyramids
Pit burials
Step Pyramid
Mastabas
Bent + Tower
Great PyramidS
Brick pyramids
New Ki...
Earliest tombs
Pit graves
May have had piles of rubble
on top of them
Important people might have
had pyramid-like mounds
...
Mastabas
Flat stone or brick
structures
Some had steeper walls
like the bottom of a
pyramid
Early 1st dynasty, from
3300 t...
The first pyramids
Built in Saqqara
Became more complicated
An advancement on
Mastabas
Stepped pyramid
King Djosar’s Step
pyramid at Saqqara
3rd dynasty - c. 2650
Looks like mastabas built
on top of each other
The almost great
pyramids
The bent pyramid and the tower pyramid at Meidum
were both built by Pharaoh Sneferu
The Red Pyramid
Sneferu also built the first true pyramid
at Giza also called the North Pyramid
Sneferu
Was the great pyramid
developer
He was the father of Khufu
who built the biggest pyramid
The great pyramids
at Giza
Brick pyramids of
the middle Kingdom
Pyramid building returned
to Saqqara
They were often badly
built
Made of mud brick
Pepi’s Pyramid
Later pyramids had stone
on the outside , but were
made of brick or rubble on
the inside, so they often
cru...
Relative heights of pyramids over
time
Meters
0
37.5
75
112.5
150
Djoser Step Tower Bent Red Khufu Pepi
Time
New
Kingdom
Pyramids
Built over 1000 years after
the great pyramids, small
pyramids were in fashion
again for tombs
Conclusions
Pyramid building developed over time
Great pyramid building only took place over a
short period of time - only...
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Bill's egypt project

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Bill's egypt project

  1. 1. Pyramid development through the ages Bill Newman
  2. 2. TimeLine of Ancient egyptian Pyramids Pit burials Step Pyramid Mastabas Bent + Tower Great PyramidS Brick pyramids New Kingdom Pyramids Before 3000 BC 2700-2600 BC 2600-2500 BC Before 3000 to 2700 BC TYPE 2500-2300 BC 1500-1100 BC When
  3. 3. Earliest tombs Pit graves May have had piles of rubble on top of them Important people might have had pyramid-like mounds Buried with grave goods Pre-dynastic, before c. 3300 BC
  4. 4. Mastabas Flat stone or brick structures Some had steeper walls like the bottom of a pyramid Early 1st dynasty, from 3300 to c. 2770
  5. 5. The first pyramids Built in Saqqara Became more complicated An advancement on Mastabas
  6. 6. Stepped pyramid King Djosar’s Step pyramid at Saqqara 3rd dynasty - c. 2650 Looks like mastabas built on top of each other
  7. 7. The almost great pyramids The bent pyramid and the tower pyramid at Meidum were both built by Pharaoh Sneferu
  8. 8. The Red Pyramid Sneferu also built the first true pyramid at Giza also called the North Pyramid
  9. 9. Sneferu Was the great pyramid developer He was the father of Khufu who built the biggest pyramid
  10. 10. The great pyramids at Giza
  11. 11. Brick pyramids of the middle Kingdom Pyramid building returned to Saqqara They were often badly built Made of mud brick
  12. 12. Pepi’s Pyramid Later pyramids had stone on the outside , but were made of brick or rubble on the inside, so they often crumbled.
  13. 13. Relative heights of pyramids over time Meters 0 37.5 75 112.5 150 Djoser Step Tower Bent Red Khufu Pepi Time
  14. 14. New Kingdom Pyramids Built over 1000 years after the great pyramids, small pyramids were in fashion again for tombs
  15. 15. Conclusions Pyramid building developed over time Great pyramid building only took place over a short period of time - only about 200 years Too expensive to build great pyramids

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