Kids learn about Ancient Egyptian Pyramids. The great structures of this world civilization. Pyramids of Giza including a map and Pyramid List. The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens. The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and sizes. A freelance writer and former part-time Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, New York, Joshua J. The Giza Pyramids Wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built. Constructing the pyramids involved moving huge quantities of stone. Egyptian Pyramids Known as 'mr' or 'mir' by the Egyptians, the pyramid was a royal tomb and considered the place of ascent for the spirit of the deceased pharaoh. Pyramids See the different shapes of pyramids. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. Navigate Home Maps Index Explore. It is the Hawarra pyramid that is believed to have been Amenemhet's final resting place. Related Content The Step Pyramid of Djoser. Today it is the only one of those wonders still in existence. To properly care for his spirit, the corpse was mummified, and everything the king would need in the afterlife was buried with him, including gold vessels, food, furniture and other offerings. In the later Old Kingdom pyramids, beginning with that of King Unas B. Imhotep Greek name, Imouthes, c. The oldest known pyramid in Egypt was built around B. We could not wish for a clearer statement of the belief underlying the Step Pyramid: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids Robert Bauval Broadway Books 22 August Price: It was constructed as a step pyramid, and then later converted into the first "true" smooth-sided pyramid when the steps were filled in, and an outer casing added. The Third Dynasty of Egypt c.