The Great Pyramids Of Egypt
The Pyramids Of Egypt
The pyramids of Egypt are the most famous pyramids in the world. These great monuments were built by the ancient Egyptians over four thousand years ago. Many historians, and archeologists are trying to figure out how those pyramids were built. They offered a lot of theories, and possibilities, but until today the pyramids of Egypt remain one of the greatest mysteries in history. The most famous pyramids in Egypt are those pyramids at Giza. The Giza pyramids were built during the fourth dynasty by King Khufu who built the biggest pyramid in the world, King Khafre who built the middle pyramid, and King Menkaure who built the smallest pyramid.
Although the 3 pyramids of Giza are the most famous, a total of 138 pyramids exist in Egypt, and many of these pyramids are very remarkable. The step pyramid, the red pyramid, and the bent pyramid are good examples of those. Until today, the pyramids of Egypt continue to reveal secrets, and wonders that puzzles the world. It is a fact that with today’s technology, engineers cannot replicate the great pyramid of king Khufu, for this reason alone, this pyramid is one of the world`s seven wonders. Right below this section you will have access to our posts where you can find great information about the Giza pyramids, as well as other pyramids in Egypt.
50 km north of Aswan lays one of Egypt’s most unique ancient Egyptian temples ever created – the Graeco-Roman Kom Ombo Temple. Built in the town of the same name, construction of this temple (also known as Ombos) began during the Ptolemaic dynasty, under the ruling of Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC). What makes this temple so different from other temples of its time? Deemed… Read More »
The temple of Luxor, can be found in Upper Eqypt running parallel to the east bank of the Nile. Residing in the city of Luxor (known as Thebes – “city of hundred gates” in ancient Egypt), the construction of Luxor Temple began in the era of the New Kingdom and remains one of the most remarkable Egyptian temples to this day. This magnificent temple complex… Read More »
There is no disputing the fact that each of the ancient Egyptian temples are as unique as the god it was created and built for but within that originality most temples share a few similar traits. For example; Egyptian temples that were constructed in the New Kingdom era all include the standard attributions such as the paintings, images portraying temple history that covers most every… Read More »
Many archeologists have struggled for years trying to figure out how the great pyramid of Cheops (AKA Khufu) was built, many theories came out but most of them did not cover several facts, and had several question marks around them. Back in 2007 the genius French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin revealed his theory about how the pyramid was built to the whole world. For the first… Read More »
The most famous pyramids in Egypt are those incredible pyramids at Giza. These massive structures were built 4500 years ago, and yet they are still dominating the landscape around them. The Giza pyramids were built for King Khufu, King Khafre and King Menkaure. The greatest among them, and the highest pyramid in Egypt, is this of King Khufu. This article includes full description of King… Read More »
Many wonder if aliens built the pyramids, and this following piece of news was used as a solid proof that they had to do with it. The news of a perfectly preserved alien mummy that was found buried in a small pyramid near Lahun are spreading dramatically over the internet. It is said the body that was found is about 160 centimeters tall, and the… Read More »
The picture shows the great pyramids at the Giza Plateau, with three planets aligned right above them. On the 3rd of December 2012; Mercury, Venus, and Saturn planets did align above the great pyramids of Giza just before sunrise. Of course, the picture is not real, actually it was published few months prior to the event. So how did the sky look like on the… Read More »
It is taught in schools around the world that the pyramids of Egypt were built as tombs for the pharaoh kings, and that the ancient Egyptians built those great pyramids using very simple tools and techniques. Such information was confirmed by several historians and archeologists, but does it make sense? When we look at the available facts and analyze each of them, we find it… Read More »
Builder: King Khafre. Constructed: 2520-2494 BC. Height: 143.5 meters. Location: Giza city. King Khafre (Son of King Khufu – 4th dynasty) built his pyramid on a higher ground than this of Khufu’s Pyramid (10 meters higher); When you take a look at the Giza plateau for the first time you will think that khafre’s pyramid Is the greatest among the Giza pyramids. Khafre’s pyramid… Read More »
Builder: King Menkaure. Constructed: 2490-2472 BC Height: 65.5 meters. Location: Giza city. King Menkaure, Son of king Khafree (4th dynasty), he was a powerful yet very respectable king; he is known as one of the most fair kings in ancient Egypt; it is said that Menkaure used to compensate those who got dissatisfied with any of his sentences out of his own purse. Historians … Read More »