Going back right through history, Egypt holds amounts of legends and mysteries, which are known to anyone living in todays era. Historians are still effortlessy working hard to find more legends and mysteries, till this day. After finding secrets like the Pyramids and mummies it has only enhanced enthuisastics to keep battling on to find out more of the hidden legends that lie beneath the Egypt land!
It is known that the magnificant structures known as the Pyramids were built by egpytians purposely for the storage of corpses, not just any but that only of dead king and queens.
Before heading into the topic of the facts of the Egyptian Pyramids, it should be pointed out these magnificant structures have stolen the attentions of people from history till this day and from all over the world. These are possibly the best architectural structures known to man!
The Egyptian people believed very strongly that there past kings and queens lived on and after death became known as Osiris, the king of dead. In Egyptian mythology they also believed the dead king to be a god and similarly the young king who would succeed the dead king would become Horus the King of Heavens, therefore every Pharaoh who came into power made sure that pyramids were made so that they have hassle free afterlife. This was the duty of the Pharaohs, hence the Pyramids being built. To add to the above information another interesting act which had caught my attention is that the dead kings who are mummified like every dead corpse are supplied with dolls for guards and servants, it is believed that this aids no problems for the late kings in their afterlife. They were also suppiled regulary with food.
In the beginning it was the tombs that were given the most populairty for the dead kings and queens, and as the duty it was the pharaohs that built them, they were also large in size. Another detail was they would carve a tomb into the bedrock ensuring flat roofs, so different from the Pyramids. There were named "mastabas". To add to the finalising of the structure mounds of dirt were compiled on top with dust, it added shape similar to that of a pyramid, but at the same time was far away from having the right to be named one. The shape orignates from the Pharaohs beliefs that the suns rays helped them to reach heaven, it is the point of the structure which became an interpretated pointed ray of sun, but this is mythological.
Spiritual structure is believed to be that of the centre of any religius structures, for example, churches, temples, mosques and so on. The positive powers all converge and concentrate to the centre of the structure, hence all of the mentioned above having similar structures.
Ancient Egyptian Pyramids
The Pyramid of Abu Sir hold equally remarkable pieces of architecture. Out of fourteen only four remain. They are now open to the tourists not like in past times.
The Step Pyramid at Saqqara was built by King Djoser and it is a modern structure of Egyptian and ancient architecture where the impossible has been achieved without the help of modern technology. This was the first pyramid that was built.
The first wonder of the world which took a time period of approximately three months and around one thousand workers was the wonderful Pyramids of Giza. The 'great' pyramid one of the three was actually known at one time to be the tallest in the world!
The Pyramid of Dahshur is known as an example of the transition that occurred from the "step" style of architecture to the "true" style of architecture. This has also been recently opened, it has since became known as the place of peace, hence only just been opend to tourist it is not so commercialised.
The Pyramid at el-Lahun is yet another example of artistry and common sense as the foundation of this pyramid was not made; it stands on a natural limestone hill. A natural strong foundation and allowing time to be welcomly saved.
The Pyramid of Giza and the 'step' Pyramid are of the more special mentioned, there historical and archaeologial importance are of highest importance and two because of its chronologial importance. Overtime they have been destroyed and slowly remain to be loosing there originality, as stone thieves steal stones damaging the structures, it has taken a great extent of time but weather factors also aid to the destroying of these magnificant structures and history monuments!