The egyptian pyramids were built as burial places and monuments to the king Pharaohs.As part of their religion and ritual, the Egyptians are believed that the king needed certain things to succeed in the afterlife.There are around 140 Egyptian pyramids. Some of them are big.
The world largest is the Pyramid of king Khufu, also called the Great Pyramid of Giza. it was over 480 feet tall! It was the tallest man-made pyramid for over 3800 years and is one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
It’s estimated that this great pyramid was made from 2.3 million blocks of stones weighing 5.9 million tons.
How the greeat pyramids were built has been a mystery that archeologists have been trying to solve for many years.Deep inside the pyramids lays the king Pharaoh’s burial chamber which would be filled with gold treasure and items for the king Pharaoh to use in the afterlife.