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A pyramid is a massive Egyptian structure that took an immense amount of time and thousands of people to build The Egyptian architecture is one of the most fascinating structures on ancient Egyptian history How were pyramids built Pyramids were built out of many blocks of limestone or mud bricks which were laid in rows Historians have researched that most pyramids contained about 2 million blocks of limestone The Egyptians made mud bricks from sand and clay they also got water from quarries or the Nile river Similarly most of the stones used the build the pyramids were found from a nearby quarries and the Nile as well Gangs of men dragged up stone on ramps with sleds It could take about 20000 men to build a pyramid Historians estimate that it takes around 20 years to build a pyramid The majority of the builders that built pyramids were typically poor in the ancient Egyptian world Various pyramids in Egypt were built in CairoThe inside of a pyramid is much more complicated then the outside although many people believe there is nothing in it the pyramids in Egypt are filled with queens and kings chambers as well as secret passage ways and rooms Buried inside a pyramid are Egyptian pharaohs There are also sometimes jewels found inside a pyramid where the famous kings and queens lied Women were always buried in smaller pyramids then men however both men and women had to be preserved before being placed in a tomb Inside the pyramids not only are there kings and queens buried but there are air passages sealing plugs entrance hallways descending passages and chambers in a pyramid All pyramids are unique for example some Pharaohs decide that they would like to be buried with there family members therefor there are sometimes many people buried in a pyramid The step pyramid was the first pyramid built in ancient Egypt it was build by an extraordinary architect
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