Category: pyramid

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza

Sunrise over the Great Sphinx of Giza with the Pyramid of Khafre behind.

Photo: Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost

Bent Pyramid of Sneferu

Bent Pyramid of

Sneferu

The Bent Pyramid is located at the royal necropolis of Dahshur, the second pyramid built by King Sneferu (ca. 2600 BC), the founder of the 4th Dynasty of Egypt during the Old Kingdom.

Photo: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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egyptpassion:

Menkaure’s pyramid had an original height of 65.5 meters and was the smallest of the three major pyramids at the Giza Necropolis.

It now stands at 61 m tall with a base of 108.5 m. It was constructed of limestone and granite.

The first sixteen courses of the exterior were made of red granite.

The upper portion was cased in the normal manner with Tura limestone.

Part of the granite was left in the rough.

Incomplete projects such as this pyramid help archaeologists understand the methods used to build pyramids and temples.

Pyramid of Khafre

grandegyptianmuseum:

Pyramid of Khafre

theshadownose: the greatest image ever crafted…

theshadownose:

the greatest image ever crafted by human hands.

Inside the Great Pyramid Stairway in the ce…

Inside the Great Pyramid

Stairway in the center of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

nobrashfestivity: Bruno V. Roels, Looking Ba…

nobrashfestivity:

Bruno V. Roels, Looking Back in Anger, 2018. 

Courtesy of Gallery Fifty One.

“The Great Pyramid Manual takes the technical …

“The Great Pyramid Manual takes the technical description and historical interpretation of the last ‘Great Wonder of the Ancient World’ to the next level. Lavishly illustrated with the most accurate architectural diagrams and three-dimensional reconstructions currently available, the book pays tribute to the greatest iconic work of human culture. The Great Pyramid was the world’s tallest monument for nearly 4,000 years. Until the 19th century, it was also the heaviest structure ever built. It was the central component of a huge funerary complex called Akhet Khufu, ‘Khufu’s Horizon’, by the ancient Egyptians. Over time, the plateau around it developed into an enormous necropolis, a true city of the dead. While many great monuments were built alongside it, none have surpassed it.

The authors first set out the architectural history that preceded the Great Pyramid, and show how Khufu’s tomb was the end-result of many centuries of cultural developments. An awe-inspiring tradition of pharaonic tomb construction reached its zenith during an intense phase of activity in the 26th century BC. The details of what happened over those decades have fascinated explorers, scholars, engineers, and scientists, for centuries. In this manual, the unprecedented technical abilities required to create these unsurpassable monuments are finally uncovered. The details of Old Kingdom pyramid construction are reverse-engineered, their internal architecture is described and illustrated using the latest evidence and the best available scholarship, and the true abilities of the ancient builders are slowly made apparent.

Here is the most up-to-date description of the Great Pyramid, featuring discussions of the best current theories that explain unusual aspects of its internal layout, including its most enigmatic features. The theological and ritual context in which these great funerary monuments were built is also addressed, and explained.”

― The Great Pyramid: 2590 BC onwards – An insight into the construction, meaning and exploration of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Operations Manual), by Franck Monnier, David Lightbody

The Great Pyramid of Khufu

The Great Pyramid of Khufu

Pyramid of Unas at Saqqara

Pyramid of Unas at Saqqara