Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Egyptian Pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids are very old pyramid-shaped masonry organisations established in Egypt.

There are 138 pyramids found out in Egypt as of 2008. Most were constructed as tombs for the country's Pharaohs and their consorts throughout the Old and Middle Kingdom time span.

The earliest known Egyptian pyramid is the Pyramid of Djoser which was constructed during the third dynasty. This pyramid and its surrounding complex were conceived by the architect Imhotep, and are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental organisations constructed of dressed masonry.

The best renowned Egyptian pyramids are those discovered at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the biggest organisations ever built.

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