Introduction “Fundamental geometric forms, they are among the earliest colossal structures. Whether built by ancient Egyptians or by the indigenous civilizations of pre-Columbian America, they express in stone the idea of mightiness, earthbound but reaching toward the heavens.” The pyramid is a solid structure that has a polygon base and lateral sides of triangular faces that join at a point. There are many pyramids all around the world, some we know a great deal about, but most we hardly know anything about. The pyramids are a mysterious arrangement. Scientists are constantly wondering about how these pyramids were build, either by clay and mud, bricks or stone.
Despite this research and archeological findings many people still believe the Great pyramids were built for some kind of a higher purpose, many claims say they are built in the exact geometric center of the earth; and they also directly correlate to the constellations. These people believe the pyramids contain an astronomical power, some think they are some kind of a star gate. These people believe the Egyptians possessed a lost technology that may have sunk with city of Atlantis; some believe aliens were the inspiration, and force behind theses erections, others think the pyramids were the divine influence of god himself in his preparation for the second coming of Christ. It would probably be absurd to think the Egyptians built the pyramids with only an understanding of mathematical concept, hard work, and a lot of time.
A lot of pharaohs, like King Tut for example, were not buried in a pyramid he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is where archeologists found many pharaohs and many riches like gold and ancient beauties. The Egyptians were marvelous masters at preserving bodies. Bodies at which are still intact for the most part today. The skin and other soft tissue is not there as they would not last all this time in a tomb.
The great importance of these aspects is backed up by the grandeur of the pyramids and the amount of time it must have taken to build them. It challenges my mind to think of how these great buildings were constructed by the Egyptians so long ago. The use of precise measurements and careful architecture is outstanding for a civilization to practice in that period of time. I felt that I needed to look into these ancient landmarks more deeply and research as much is I could about them. Writing this paper is a good way for me to better appreciate and understan... ... middle of paper ... ...lear to see that there isn’t a definite answer to how the Egyptians leveled, designed, and constructed the pyramids.
Aside from these theories that lack any form of logical reasoning, the most widely accepted theory is that the monument was created as a religious shrine for the Druids of the area. The Stonehenge is not shrouded in mystery just because they are huge stones weighing multiple tons in a circular formation, but that nobody truly knows when the formation came to be. Many archaeologists have opposing views on who created this monument, like Edomond Bolton credits it to the Celtic Queen Boudicca, which would make sense by the cremated remains found at the site. One of the most widely accepted ideas though is that the Druids of the time resurrected Stonehenge. Inigo Jones first said that Stonehenge was not the works of the Druids, but John Aubrey contradicted this by saying otherwise (“Stonehenge and the Druids”).
(ii) There are many competing theories on why the great pyramid was built, none of them are definite but all of them are interesting. Many other pyramids have been built in the Middle East but none of the same stature. Other pyramids have been found to be burial chambers for various kings and pharaohs, but the Great Pyramid contained no burial remnants even though its essential design is the same as other pyramids, even containing special chambers for a king and a queen. (iii) Modern day scientists have discovered many interesting correlations between the location and dimensions of the Great Pyramid, that relate to the earth, the stars, and the seasons. (iv) Several controversies have risen over the last hundred years about the reasons for the building of the Great Pyramid.
Saul Franco-Jimenez ART 103 Professor: Alan Byrne April 27, 2015 Ancient Egyptian architectural believes The Ancient Egyptian architectural culture is very unique to all because it's mysterious in many ways. The way the pyramids were built, the way their religion motivated their architecture, and what they believed in is very interesting and astonishing to a lot of people. One of the greatest cultural achievements of Ancient Egypt was undoubtedly in their architecture associated with religion. The Egyptians were the greatest builders "Temples, tombs and pyramids - all have witnessed this earth for thousands of years. The pyramids of Egypt are the last remaining Wonder of the World.
Weinstein 1 Orion Weinstein Dr. May English 1004.1 1 March 2014 Who Built the Great Pyramid? Since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, there has been considerable debate about exactly how the Egyptians constructed Pharaoh Khufu's Great Pyramid of Giza. Like many others who are amazed and wonder at this immense structure, I believe some type of extraordinary forces or technologies were used to build it. We know the Egyptians were an advanced culture for their time however it appears they received assistance from a greater intelligence to be able to build these monuments. According to physicist and author, John Zajac (“After Dark” Vol.1 No.2 February 1995) “The world's oldest structure (the Great Pyramid) is so advanced that it can't be duplicated today, even using current technology.” Seven Wonders of the World were described by Greek scholars around the 4th century BCE.
Pyramids are one of the Ancient Architectural structures known to man. They were built as tombs for pharaohs and queens. To a layman, when a pyramid is being made mention of, one automatically assume the Egyptians. Although one of the trademarks of the Egyptians was the pyramid, the Mesopotamians were the first to construct a step-like pyramid structure. These platform-raised buildings were known as Ziggurats.
Thus, the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt stemmed directly from their religion. Egyptian theology, with its deified pharaohs and strange animal-headed gods, was complicated, but the most important belief was that survival after death depended upon the preservation of the body. This belief would influence the architectural design of the tomb, where the corpse was ultimately sealed (Silverman:142, 1997). Immortality was only for privileged royal and priestly beings (Stierlin:54, 1983).This implies that their tombs would be somewhat prestigious and not just and ordinary burial site. At the day of resurrection the Ka or soul would re-enter the dead body; this meant that it must be there, intact, ready for that moment.