Interesting Facts about Pyramids
The base of a pyramid was a perfect square.
Pyramids had traps to keep out burglars.
The piles of stones were 50 feet tall.
100,000 people were used to build The Great Pyramid.
Pyramids were giant tombs to house the body of the dead pharaoh.
There are more than 80 pyramids in Egypt.
All the pyramids in Egypt are on the west part of the Nile.
The pharaoh's relatives were buried in small flat tombs around the pyramid.
The pyramid with sloping sides was developed to recreate the mound that came out of the ground at the beginning of time. Egyptians thought that this was where the sun god stood and brought all gods and goddesses into existence.
Inscriptions of spells were used to help the Pharaoh in the afterlife.