What did the Egyptians call the pyramids?

Answer The ancient Egyptians called pyramids "mer," a term used to characterize the ascension of the pharaohs into the heavens, or the afterlife. The ancient pyramids also were known by Egyptians as the "... Read More »

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What was the main use of pyramids by the Egyptians?

The Egyptians used the pyramids as tombs for their rulers, known as pharaohs. Each pharaoh prepared for his death by commissioning a pyramid in which he and his family would be entombed. Inside the... Read More »

What did the Egyptians use to build the pyramids?

Limestone blocks were used to build the outer walls of the Egyptian pyramids. Pink granite was used for the inner walls, while the inner floors were constructed of alabaster or basalt. Ramps were b... Read More »

What year did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

Pharaoh Djoser built a step pyramid, the first of Egyptian pyramids, in 2630 B.C.E. Located at Giza, the largest Egyptian pyramid was built by Pharaoh Khufu in 2550 B.C.E. according to NationalGeog... Read More »

What tools did the Egyptians use to make the pyramids?

Archaeologists don't know exactly what tools ancient Egyptians used to build the pyramids. They may have used drills, saws and chisels to cut stone, and sledges and ramps to move blocks up the side... Read More »