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September 16, 2009

  1. 1. September 16, 2009 <ul><li>What do you know about the pyramids of Egypt? Do you know how they were built? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Homework: <ul><li>Finish your class work </li></ul><ul><li>Create either a brochure for a visit to the pyramid or a mini-poster </li></ul><ul><li>Directions for the mini-poster will be provided </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pyramids <ul><li>The oldest pyramids were the “step” pyramids </li></ul><ul><li>Built in 2630 BCE </li></ul><ul><li>This one was built for a Pharaoh named Djoser </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who built them? <ul><li>The Egyptians built them for their Pharaoh </li></ul><ul><li>Were they slaves? </li></ul><ul><li>In our eyes, probably but our concept of free didn’t exist for them </li></ul><ul><li>Probably most Egyptians worked willingly </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pharaoh <ul><li>The ruler of Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>A divine being </li></ul><ul><li>He was to be reborn and needed his body </li></ul><ul><li>The pyramids were designed to protect the body and the things the pharaoh needed </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bent Pyramid <ul><li>Possibly the first attempt to build a “classic” pyramid </li></ul><ul><li>Its outer covering is mostly intact </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Great Pyramid <ul><li>The biggest </li></ul><ul><li>Built around 2550 BCE </li></ul><ul><li>The worlds tallest structure for about 3,800 years, until it was exceeded by the cathedrals of Europe </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inside the Great Pyramid
  9. 9. How the pyramids were built
  10. 10. How the pyramids were built
  11. 11. How the pyramids were built

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