Friday, March 22, 2019
Ancient World :: History
Ancient WorldIn the beginning of this chapter it discusses how the pyramids were built, what adjudicate they served, the three pyramids at Giza, some messages found on the stones that were used to establish pyramids, and what a mastabas is. Pyramids be tombs built for Egypts pharaohs. Pyramids be large structures with four sides that are the shape of a triangle, that meet at the pourboire to realize a point. The ancient Egyptians used the pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and temples for their gods. The pyramids engender one or ii little temples attached to them, which holds their relatives and servants. A few pyramids still stand today, and are great attractions for tourists. The pyramids were built by taking blocks of granite to the workshop, measuring the blocks down to size, cause the blocks, and placing the blocks into the body of the pyramid. The core of the structure is now completed. Then, you place the limestone blocks on the top of the structure (they started putt ing the blocks on top and then worked their way down). They leave two empty rooms to place the pharaoh and his belongings in. They sealed the pyramids so well, it took four hundred years for two robbers to figure out how to nonplus in. Free citizens, drafted for public work, not by slaves of any sort, built the pyramids. quaternary thousand expert stone sculptors built the pyramids all year round. An special work group of about ninety-five thousand men worked on the pyramids during the four-month period of the inundation (the time of enforced idleness for farmers, since the field were cover with the Nile water flood). The pyramids were built between the year 1600 B.C. and the year 2700. Many scholars conceptualise that the reason why the pyramids were built in a triangular form is because it has a religious meaning to the Egyptians. The slanting side might have reminded the Egyptians of the slanting rays of the sun, that the pharaohs soul could climb to the sky and join the god s. In the pyramids they hide the pharaohs body. There was a sleeping accommodation for the body. There was also a chamber for treasures of gold and other priceless items for the pharaohs afterlife. Sometimes a boat is set inside so the pharaoh would have a way to transport himself into his afterlife. In Pharaoh Cheopses pyramid, there was his mummy, caskets full of jewels, furniture inlaid with ivory and gold, silver and oriental alabaster bowls and vessels, chests filled with clothing and precious ornaments, and jars filled full of nourishment and wine.