The Great Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza

The pyramids of Giza, are one of the seven wonders of the world, every year attracting tons of tourists to Egypt, just to visit and see the magnificence of the structure and see how it was built. The pyramids are masonry structures built by the workers on the orders of Pharaoh Khufu, second of the eighth kinds who were in the Dynasty. Earlier times, as the fable has it, the kings and the Pharaohs associated them with the ancient Egyptian gods, and thus wanted to exert maximum control over their subjects by gaining importance. As a next, they also believed in the concept of an afterlife. Afterlife was something, which the people in ancient Egypt believed. Since the Egyptians were experts in surgery and studying the human anatomy, they performed surgeries on the Pharaoh’s bodies and filled in with some medicines, while taking out the organs and leaving only the essential ones in there, which would help the body preserve in the tomb, for a very long time. They were buried with their servants along with them. The servants who were alive were buried with the dead so that they could help the royalties the next birth. Essential commodities were also placed alongside the dead Pharaohs bodies, lest they should need those in the next birth. Being one of the most magnificent structures in history, Egypt was flourishing and thriving as one of the most prosperous societies under the rule of the kings and monarchs. The queer question is why were the pyramids built in the structure we see them? Well, as stated above, the main aim of the pharaohs was to merge with the Egyptian Gods, they associated themselves with. Thus, being stringent believers of an afterlife, the Pyramids’ smooth, angled sides represent the sun rays, and we’re designed to help the king’s soul ascend to heaven and join the King of Gods- Sun God Ra. The mummification of the body of the pharaoh included the burying of gold vessels, food, furniture- thus becoming the focus of a popular cult, that the rich king would be continuing his life even after death. What are the figures and facts involved in the pyramid structure building? The figures date back to having approximately 2.3 million blocks of stone, which had to be cut, and transported to build the pyramid of Khufu. According to some historians, it took 20 long years to build the enchanting pyramid and labour of 100,000 men who were poor agricultural labourers in Egyptian society. The pyramids are the most intriguing and magnificent structures of beauty that stand tall, and display the immense power once exercised by the royal kings of Egypt and how powerful that nation was. The scene of the pyramid looks breathtakingly beautiful when seen in the dark when the light rays of the moon fall upon the angle of the pyramid, thus illuminating the background, with a backdrop of several stars.


Aroona Banerjie

Aroona Banerjie

Aiming to grow at the speed of a thought.

Aroona Banerjie

Aiming to grow at the speed of a thought.

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