The Pyramids Essay by valenciene

The Pyramids
An overview of the Egyptian pyramids, from the times of the Pharoah Zoser to Shepseskaf.
# 30261 | 2,439 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2003 in Anthropology (African) , Archaeology (Egypt)

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The pyramids are the very symbol of Egypt and represent a rich and exciting history of this once great nation. This paper details each pyramid constructed in Egypt from the first one built, to the last one of the 4th Dynasty. The paper includes the history of the creation of pyramids and some information about mummification, as well as the philosophies behind them.

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"Often times, a pharaoh had what was called a "southern burial." The southern burial had two purposes. First, the body would be buried in a pyramid in the north. It was believed that the soul or "ka" would then travel south to Abydos where the unused tomb, or cenotaph was (Brier 99). This was figurative of the reunion of Upper and Lower Egypt, which was highly celebrated by Egyptians. In addition, it served as a decoy for the real burial chamber to throw off tomb robbers".

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