Egyptian Pyramids & Tombs

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Ancient Egyptians - Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs
A comprehensive illustrated guide to Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs. Discover fascinating facts and information about Egyptian Pyramids, the Tombs of the kings and queens of ancient Egypt and the mysterious great Sphinx. The ancient Egyptian Tombs are located in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens and most famous of the ancient Egyptian pyramids together with the Great Sphinx are located at Giza, near modern-day Cairo. Learn about the secrets of the Sphinx and the magnificent pyramids of Egypt.

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Ancient Egyptian Pyramids, Tombs and the Sphinx
Discover the history, culture and civilization of ancient Egypt and Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs. The construction of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids have amazed people throughout the centuries and most people ask the question "How were Egyptian pyramids built?" They then ask the questions who built the pyramids, why were the pyramids built,  how were the pyramids built, what was inside the pyramids, who built the pyramids and what was their purpose? These are just some of the many questions which surround the Ancient Egyptian pyramids and this section provides the answers. Helpful maps provide info about the location of the pyramids, the tombs and the enigmatic Egyptian sphinx. Among the marvels of Egypt the Great Sphinx of Giza, near modern-day Cairo, is one of the most famous. The  Great Sphinx of Giza is the mysterious colossus with the head of a man and the body of a lion. The ancient Egyptian Tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens was where many of the famous Pharaohs, kings and queens of Ancient Egypt were buried. Ravaged by tomb robbers the most famous of all the tombs was that of King Tutankhamun. This section on Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs is accompanied by pictures and fact sheets or fact files making the study of the Ancient Egyptians easy and informative. Kids and students will enjoy the learning process and demonstrate a high level of understanding of Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs following research on this site.

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Development of the Pyramids

Meaning of the Pyramid

History of the Pyramids

The Giza Pyramids

Locations of the Pyramids

The Great Sphinx of Giza

Egyptian Rock and Stone

Mastaba Egyptian Tomb

Tombs of Pharaohs

Ancient Egyptian Pit Graves

The Use and Making Mud Bricks

Djoser Step Pyramid at Saqqara

The 'Hidden Pyramid' of Sekhemkhet

Layer Pyramid of Khaba

Meidum Pyramid of Huni

The Bent Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

Facts about the Pyramids

The Abusir Pyramids

Khafre's Pyramid

Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza

Pyramid of Sahure

Menkaure's Pyramid

Valley Temples

The Pyramid of Unas

Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs - Pit Graves
All ancient Egyptians, rich and the poor, were first buried in shallow pit graves that were were situated in the desert. These developed into memorial tombs and with the introduction of building, using mud bricks, they developed into single story mastaba tombs.

Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs - Mastaba Tombs
The Mastaba style of tombs were a structure made from mudbricks with a rectangular base and sloping sides with a flat roof. A mastaba style of ancient Egyptian tomb consisted of an underground burial chamber with rooms above it, at ground level, in which offerings were stored.

Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs - Djoser Step Pyramid at Saqqara
The Djoser Step Pyramid at Saqqara was the first pyramid constructed in ancient Egypt and is recognized as the first monumental stone structure. It was the prototype of all pyramids and initially started as a one storey mastaba tomb to which tiers or 'steps' were added by the famous architect Imhotep. 

Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs - The 'Hidden Pyramid' of Sekhemkhet
The 'Hidden Pyramid' of Sekhemkhet was the second pyramid was built southwest of Djoser's pyramid at Saqqara. It included a pyramid, a subterranean structure and a necropolis complex.

Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs - The 'Layer Pyramid' of Khaba
The 'Layer Pyramid' of Khaba was the third pyramid that was built  in Zaqiyet al-Aryan, about 7km north of Saqqara. The "Layer" description was because of the manner in which it was built. Thick, leaning layers of stone were laid against a core, with sloping courses.

Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs - The 'Meidum Pyramid' of Huni - First True Pyramid
The design of this great monument was 'stepped' or tiered but it was covered with one uniform slope of masonry making it the first true pyramid in ancient Egypt.

Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs
Learning about the ancient Egyptians and Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs inspires everyone to visit historical sites and undertake Egypt Travel and Tours to experience the wonders of this magical land at first hand. Many people choose to experience a tour of Egypt on a Nile Cruise stopping at the famous destinations and sites of Egypt such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. There are cheap flights to Egypt and a choice of different hotels or take a leisurely vacation on a Nile cruise. Take a cheap flight and stay at great hotels or join a Nile cruise to visit Egypt. The information and facts about Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs will provide with a great insight into Egypt and the legacy of the ancient Egyptians. Enjoy a great vacation or holiday with Egypt travel, tours and Nile cruises visiting the Land of the Pharaohs.

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