The Pyramids Of Egypt Essay

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The Pyramids Of Egypt

The Pyramids of Egypt


On the rocky plateau of Giza, rise three great pyramids, each built
during the lifetime of a pharaoh. Together, these pyramids constitute the most
celebrated group of monuments in the world. While the pyramids at Giza were
built in the Fourth Dynasty (2615-2500 BC), the first pyramid was actually built
in Saqqara during the reign of King Zoser of the Third Dynasty. This first
pyramid was a step pyramid meaning that the sides were not filled to make an
even surface.
Egypt, like no other land, has drawn historians, theologists and
scientists to study the pyramids. The historians are still coming up with new
theories about why they were built and who built them. There are many mysteries
about the pyramids that are waiting to be unlocked.
The pyramids were not built in isolation but as part of a larger complex
dedicated to the dead. The Egyptians believed that the physical body has a
vital spiritual force, which they called ka. If the physical body was properly
preserved and the tomb furnished with all the various objects of regular life,
the ka could return and continue its life despite the death of the physical body.

The Egyptians also had other means of burial practices. Many of the
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