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


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