Pyramids As Tombs?

Answer Even the humble want to be remembered after death, and those who have the means may build special structures to house their mortal remains. The rich and powerful have often spent a fortune on mauso... Read More »

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How many pyramids make up the pyramids of Giza?

There are seven pyramids at Giza.The most famous are the three major pyramids: the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. In addition, there is a mortuary pyrami... Read More »

How many tombs are at Giza?

Archaeologists estimate that more than 6,000 tombs lie in the Giza Plateau. Of these, four are royal tombs, including three pyramids and the Sphinx. Dr. Zahi Hawass, archaeologist and expert on anc... Read More »

What Decorates the Tombs of Men?

Death may be the common end of all people, and all cultures bury their dead, but beyond that, people's conceptions of it could not be more different. Beliefs concerning burial are as varied as beli... Read More »

Where are the Ming Tombs?

The Ming Tombs are located about 30 miles northwest of Beijing. It is the burial site of 13 emperors who ruled during the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from 1368 to 1644 AD. Only three of the tombs ha... Read More »