Egypt Pyramids facts

August 26, 2009 | In: History facts

The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt were built as tombs for Kings (and Queens), and it was the exclusive privilege to have a Pyramid tomb.

Most of the pyramids can be found on the western side of the Nile River, just into the dry desert.The reason they built the pyramids next to the Nile River was so it would be easier to get the blocks to the pyramid.

The first true pyramid was developed for King Sneferu during the 4th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom.

King Khufu’s great pyramid is the largest pyramid (Great Pyramid at Giza). It is well known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, standing at an impressive 146 meters.

There are 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008.

Most pyramid complexes had satellite pyramids and queens’ pyramids. The satellite pyramids were too small to serve as burial places, and their purpose remains mysterious.

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6 Responses to Egypt Pyramids facts


Sean Williams

August 27th, 2009 at 11:59 am

The pyramids are possibly the most enduring monuments to the ancient world. I’ve actually written an article recently outlining what I believe to be the ten best facts on these wondeful behemoths.


John Farthingay

September 11th, 2009 at 8:14 am

Most of the contents of this page are completre nonsense.

There is no proof that the Pharaohs built the Pyramids. There is much evidence to suggest that the pyramids were already there, built by some other civilization, and later on were “occupied” by the Pharaohs.

The sheer number of mathematical calculations (half the permeter dvided by the height equals 3.14, or PI, for example ) relating to the dimensions and exact location of the pyramids clearly suggests that with the knowledge available at the time, this would have been an impossible task in the least.



October 9th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Actually, you also forgot to mention the Bent Pyramid.. it’s ‘oopz, construction flaw’ is pretty interesting. =)



January 30th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Read The Giza Power Plant by Christopher Dunn an interesting theory…..



July 27th, 2010 at 1:42 am

The Great Pyramid of Giza, built around 2566 BC by King Khufu (also known as Cheops), remained the tallest building in the world until the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. The Great Pyramid was originally 146 m (481 feet) tall. Now, because of the loss of the outer casing stones, it stands at 137 m (449 feet).



September 20th, 2010 at 11:42 am

I think that aliens helped build the pyraminds. I mean how else could the build them? Like John said they didn’t really have the knowledge to build such dynamic structures and they sure didn’t have the resources. And you may think oh they pushed the blocks up to the top. But think, 30 maybe more really strong men could probably not push blocks of that size. And lets not forget the little pyramids, they have no idea what they do. There is a a lot I could go into over this subject but google it if you found this interesting.

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