Pyramids are one of the wonders of the world. But why were they built, and why did humans stop building them? Trace answers these questions and looks at some of the most amazing pyramids from South America to Egypt.
How Pyramids Work
“The ancient pyramids are among the most astonishing structures in the world.”
The Egyptian Pyramid
“The pyramids of Egypt fascinated travellers and conquerors in ancient times and continue to inspire wonder in the tourists, mathematicians, and archeologists who visit, explore, measure and describe them.”
The Surprising Truth About How the Great Pyramids Were Built
“This is not my day job,” begins Michel Barsoum as he recounts his foray into the mysteries of the Great Pyramids of Egypt.”
How Were The Egyptian Pyramids Built?
The Aztecs, Mayans and ancient Egyptians were three very different civilizations with one very large similarity: pyramids.
“The term “pyramid” is a geometric reference to the shape of these construction. The Mayan version of the pyramid is truncated so that a temple can be built on the top.”
Curse of the Mummy
“Movie mummies are known for two things: fabulous riches and a nasty curse that brings treasure hunters to a bad end. But Hollywood didn’t invent the curse concept.”
Top 10 Myths About Ancient Egypt
“The Ancient Egyptians are shrouded in an aura of mystery and intrigue, cultivated by continuing archeological discoveries. Unfortunately, the sense of awe that pervades Ancient Egypt has also produced countless myths.”
Exploring the Ancient Pyramids
“From the ancient civilizations of the Near East to the native peoples of Central America, pyramid building has been a common architectural design for thousands of years.”
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