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					The Egyptian Pyramids
    By Olivia Pandolfi
             Introduction
• 7 wonder of world
• Sphinx
• Pyramids
            Mummification

•   Internal organs and brain removed
•   Covered in preserving salt for 70 days
•   Wrapped in linen cloth and put in a coffin
•   You can’t go to afterlife without mouth/jaw
•   Afterlife beliefs-hieroglyphics
      Creation of pyramids
• Made out of granite
• Perfect geometry on slants
• Slaves made them serving a very
  demanding Pharaoh-Pharaoh Khufu
• The great Pyramid was built for Khufu
         Contents of Coffins

•   Clothing-Valuable
•   Food
•   Treasure, money
•   Pets
•   Script-map of afterworld
                Timeline
• 5000 B.C.- immigrants came from Palestine,
  Syria, Libya, and Nubia
• 4200 B.C.- traders came from Iraq
• 3100- the pyramids were made
• 2500 B.C.- The great pyramid was made for
  Pharaoh Khufu
               The Sphinx
• It is a lion with man’s head
• Mark Lehner went for 13 years for school
• He thought there were files under Sphinx’s
  paws
      Reasons for pyramids
• The pyramid is a shape of power,
  importance and knowledge
• They only buried pharaohs in Pyramids
   King Tut’s Tomb Discovery
• Carter and Carnarvon discovered it
• In tomb- wife’s statue with beard
• Most things in chamber- no use
                   Diagram
Workers building             Half -finished
With only                     pyramid
Wood and
rope                           Mill ions of
                               slaves
                                 carrying
                                 things to
                                 entrance
                Conclusion
•   7 wonder of world
•   Sphinx
•   Pyramids
•   Mummification
•   Tut’s tomb
                         Bibliography
Abels, Harriet S. The Pyramids. Mankato: Crestwood House, 1987. 4-43.

Hart, George. Ancient Egypt. 1st ed. London: Alfred a. Knopf, 1990. 6-64.

Physical Science: Structures. Discovery Channel School. 2002.
unitedstreaming. 21 December 2006
<http://www.unitedstreaming.com/>

Reeves, Nicholas. Into the Mummy's Tomb. Toronto: Madison P Books, 1992. 1-54.

				
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