Great Egyptian Pyramid Essay by The Research Group

Great Egyptian Pyramid
Explores theories on purpose behind construction of pyramid. Discusses religious beliefs, tomb theory, architectural aspects, "value of measurements," scientific purpose and puzzles of construction method.
# 17781 | 2,700 words | 7 sources | 1989 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2003 in Architecture (Ancient) , History (Middle Eastern) , Religion and Theology (General)


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"The definite purpose of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is unknown to any living person, but many scholars have speculated on the purpose and on the many other mysteries associated with the Egypt-ian pyramids. Thousands of articles and books, both scholarly and popular, have been written about the Egyptian pyramids. After all, "the Pyramids of Egypt are immensely large, immensely ancient, and by general consensus, extremely useless" (Mendelssohn 9). Towering above them all, the Great Pyramid of Khufu stands alone, unique in both size and proportion. Its base covers 13 acres, or 7 midtown blocks of the city of New York. Over this large area, over two-and-a-half million blocks of limestone and granite, some weighing as much as 70 tons, as high as a modern forty-five story building (Tompkins 1). The Pyramid continually captivates the minds of scholars and sparks the imagination of nearly everyone who discover (...)"

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