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 How long ago were the pyramids built?

Answer Around 3000 and 2500 B.C., the ancient Egyptians began building the pyramids as tombs for pharaohs. Although the first pharaohs commissioned simple square-shaped tombs, the later pharaohs sought mo... Read More »
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Where were 800 pyramids built?

In Egypt, ancient Thebes (or the west bank at Luxor) is home to the famous pyramids, including those in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. While there are many pyramids there, a ... Read More »
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Who built the pyramids at Abu Sir?

Egyptians of the fifth dynasty built the pyramids at the Abu Sir Necropolis in northern Egypt. The pyramids were built for the pharaohs Neferefre, Neferikare, Niuserre, Ptah-Cepses and Sahure. Of ... Read More »
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Who built the pyramids in Egypt?

Egyptians who lived in villages developed and overseen by the pharaoh's supervisors built the pyramids. Some of the builders were permanent employees of the pharaoh; others were taken from local vi... Read More »
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Who built the Giza pyramids?

The pyramids of Giza were built by Egyptian workers who lived in nearby villages created specifically for those working on the project. They were not slaves or foreigners. An estimated 20,000 to 30... Read More »
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