Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The pyramids

Egypt and pyramids are two words that just go together. In a testimony to the progress of the Egyptians, the pyramids stand and large today, thousands of years later.
Egyptian pyramids
Egypt is a country that is reminiscent of vast deserts and huge pyramids towering. Located in the northeastern part of the African continent, this country was inhabited by advanced societies and cultures for thousands of years and is still a place of mystery and intrigue to this day. Of all the topics surrounding this part of the world, ancient pyramids in Egypt must be the most interesting and documented. These pyramids were built by a large company in history.
The pitch period of Egypt would have started around the year 3500 BC, and is said to have completed around 30 BC, when the Roman Empire in Egypt. During these three thousand years more, many leaders, or pharaohs, oversaw the country by different dynasties. Most pharaohs decided to have pyramids built so they would last places where opulent rest must be buried.
The shape of the pyramids in Egypt is said to have been derived from the primordial mound Egyptians believed that the primitive Earth was created from. It is also important for the form is that the pyramids were built as burial chambers, and the Egyptians are thought to have believed that this form would help "launch" the deceased in the afterlife ( in a tunnel at the highest pyramid - it shows in the Great Pyramid of Giza). Pyramids were also originally covered with a coating of white limestone, to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance. It was because of the third reason for the shape of the pyramid - an echo of the sun.
There are believed to be between 80 and 100 pyramids, although there is no exact number known due to the fact that many small pyramids have fallen into disuse. The three largest and best known of these pyramids are the Pyramids of Giza, located outside of Cairo, Egypt. These pyramids were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and in fact they are the only application still standing in modern times.
A trip to see the pyramids in Egypt is something on the wish list of many people. With their mystical qualities and fascinating history, the pyramids are worth traveling to see. Whether because of their unique shape, the fact that they are large burial chambers, or simply that they are some of the largest man-made structures in the world, the Egyptian pyramids will surely continue to hold our interest for many years to come.

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