Monday, January 10, 2011

Pyramids 1

Step Pyramid (Djoser)

    §  Djoser who commissioned the building of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara and the temple complex 
               surrounding it.
    §  This is the first building made of stone.
    §  Architect who planned and constructed the first stone buildings in the world (Imhotep).
    §  The Pyramid of Djoser built for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser.
    §  The step pyramid consisted of six mastabas. 62 meters tall. The base about 109 meters X 125 meters.

 

Step Pyramid Djoser
Step Pyramid Djoser Google Earth

 

Sekhmekhet unfinished pyramid

    §  Sekhmekhet unfinished pyramid at Saqqara.
    §  It may have been designed by Imhotep, who was active after Zoser's death.

Sekhmekhet unfinished pyramid

Layer pyramid

    §  Layer Pyramid (King Khaba) in Zawyet El-Aryan.
    §  It was left unfinished at an early stage
    §  Height 20m (unfinished), base 84m.

Layer Pyramid
Layer Pyramid Google Earth

Maidum pyramid

    §  King Huni built a pyramid at Meidum.
    §  The Maidum Pyramid is a big step forward for pyramid builders.
Maidum Pyramid
Maidum Pyramid Google Earth

Red pyramid

    §  Red Pyramid at Dahshur (King Sneferu).
    §  Red Pyramid takes this name from the red limestone.
    §  Pyramid height 104m, base 220 m.

Red Pyramid 
Red Pyramid Google Earth

Bent pyramid

    §  Bent Pyramid at Dahshur (King Sneferu).
    §  Pyramid height 101m, base 188 m.

Bent Pyramid
Bent Pyramid Google Earth

Great pyramid

    §  Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza.
    §  It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
    §  Khufu Pyramid is the only one still intact.
    §  Great Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
    §  Height 146m, long on each side 240m.
    §  Pyramid consists of 2,300,000 blocks of stone, each averaging 2 1/2 tons in weight.

Great Pyramid
Great Pyramid
Great Pyramid (Google Earth)

Djedefre pyramid

    §  Djedefre Pyramid. 8km north of Giza near of Abu Rawash.
    §  The pyramid itself has a massive 49m channel cut into the bedrock to a 20m deep shaft.

Djedefre Pyrarmid
Djedefre Pyrarmid (Google Earth)
Khafre pyramid
    §  The Pyramid of Khafre is beside the Great Pyramid of Khufu.
    §  Height 136 meters, base 215 meters.
    §  Weight of stones about 4,880,000 tons.

Khafre's Pyramid
Khafre's Pyramid (Google Earth)
Menkaure pyramid
    §  Menkaure's Pyramid is the smallest Pyramids of Giza.
    §  It was built to be the tomb of the Pharaoh Menkaure.
    §  Height is 67 meters. Length is 61 meters. Base is 108 meters.
Menkaure Pyramid

Menkaure Pyramid (Google Earth)

2 comments:

  1. http://charmofegypt.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'd love to see the pyramids during my luxury holidays in Egypt. Those never fail to amaze me.

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