The Ancient Egyptian Pyramids are one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world! 🧐
Pyramids were built as the burial places for the Pharaohs – the supreme leaders of the land. 🤴
There are around 138 pyramids in Egypt. The largest pyramid is the Pyramid of Khufu, also called the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was the tallest man-made structure for 3800 years 😱 until the Eiffel Tower was built.
What was kept inside the pyramid? 🤨
Egyptians buried the Pharaoh with all sorts of items and treasure 💎 as they believed he might need them to survive in the afterlife.
The family members 👨👩👧👦 and servants were buried in rooms near Pharaoh’s chamber.
Sometimes fake burial chambers or passages were made to trick robbers as they tried to break in and steal the treasure. 💍
👉 The pyramids of Egypt are all built to the west of the Nile River. 🌊 This is because the western side was associated with the land of the dead. 🧟♂
👉 The base of a pyramid was always a perfect square.
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