The Great Egyptian Pyramids: Most Attractive Place in the World
If one is witnessing the sunset from Mt Sinai, sunrise from Siwa Oasis hot spring if you are engrossed with the remnants and reminiscences of the world's ancient civilization, and if you are in one of the most beautifully decorated urban sets, you are nowhere but in Egypt- the gift of Nile.
The signature or icon of this country linking NE Africa and the Middle East is not only in the geographical backdrop but in the large and ancient tomb's built-in memory of the king and queen- the pyramids. The beauty of Egypt Pyramids lies in the realness and grandeur of the structure. Egyptians built the pyramids in memory of pharaohs and queens.
Egypt Pyramids | The Great Egyptian Pyramids
Constructed during historic times when Egypt was one of the wealthiest and most commanding civilizations in the world, the pyramids are some of the most magnificent artificial erections in the history of humanity. The beauty of the Egyptian pyramid lies in the reflection of the exclusive role that the pharaoh, or king, played in prehistoric Egyptian society. Though pyramids were built from the commencement of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Ptolemaic period in the 4th century A.D., the peak of pyramid construction was instigated with the 3rd Empire and continued until the 6th reign. Even 4,000 years later, the pyramids still hold much of their splendor, providing a prevue into the country’s marvelous and famous past. In Egypt, there are a total of 80 pyramids known to date from ancient Egyptian history. Among them, the most reputed and most prominent and best-preserved is Giza, at the foundation of the Old Empire. The most eminent of these pyramids were erected for the pharaoh Khufu. It is known as the ‘Great Pyramid’.
In the 4th reign, three great stone pyramids were built at Giza. The plan for these pyramids was grounded on the pyramids that had been made previously. These are the chief and most brutal pyramids ever erected in ancient Egypt. The primary and most enormous pyramid was built for the pharaoh Khufu, also known as Cheops. The second central pyramid was built for Khufu’s son, Khafra, more popularly known as Chephren. Moreover, with usual protection and guard, Khafra’s pyramid is guarded by a giant sphinx.
Lastly, the third prevalent pyramid was built for the pharaoh Menkaure or Mycerinus. The earliest Egyptians continued to build pyramids for their pharaohs after the Giza pyramids were erected. However, they were never as giant or stylish as the Giza pyramids.
Egyptologists- who study the foundation and history of Egypt and its civilization have formulated many concepts about the tombs of the early pharaohs built in a pyramid shape. The three most commonly formed ideas are;
- The pyramid embodied the first land to look at the commencement of time- amount called ‘Ben-Ben.’
- The pyramid had slanted flanks so the dead pharaoh could iconically ascend to heaven and live eternally.
- The pyramid symbolizes the glimmers and light rays of the sun.