Significance: Architectural abilities of ancient Egyptians
27 Egyptian Pyramid Facts for Kids
Egyptian pyramids are pyramid-shaped structures that were built by ancient Egyptians.
All the Egyptian pyramids are in the northeast region of Egypt, Africa.
Most of the Egyptian pyramids were built and used as tombs for pharaohs.
Egyptologists estimate there are between 118 and 138 known Egyptian Pyramids.
Egyptologists believe all known Egyptian Pyramids were built between the 27th century BCE and the 7th century BCE.
The Pyramid of Djoser, also called the Step Pyramid is the oldest known Egyptian Pyramid.
The Pyramid of Djoser was built in the 27th century BCE by ancient Egyptian pharaoh Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty.
The GPS coordinates of the Pyramid of Djoser are 29°52′16.56″N 31°12′59.02″E.
The Pyramid of Djoser is built out of limestone.
It’s estimated that the Pyramid of Djoser has a volume of 11.6 million cubic feet.
The Pyramid of Djoser had a maximum height of 205 feet.
The base of the Pyramid of Djoser is 358 feet by 397 feet.
The most famous Egyptian pyramid is the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The GPS coordinates of the Great Pyramid of Giza are 29°58′45″N 3°08′03”E.
The Great Pyramid Giza is the largest pyramid at the Giza pyramid complex.
The Great Pyramid Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Great Pyramid Giza is built out of granite and limestone.
It’s estimated that the Great Pyramid Giza has a volume of 81 million cubic feet.
The Great Pyramid Giza had a maximum height of 481 feet.
The Great Pyramid Giza has a length of 756 feet at its base.
Egyptologists think the Great Pyramid Giza was a tomb built for ancient Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.
The most intact tomb found in an Egyptian pyramid was the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62).
The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922 by British Egyptologist Howard Carter.
Many famous and valuable Egyptian antiquities were discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb.
The Mask of Tutankhamun was discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb, a famous gold death mask.
A 2016 study of a dagger found in Tutankhamun’s tomb suggests it was made from the iron of a meteorite.
It’s a common myth that slaves were used to build the Egyptian Pyramids. It’s possible that some slave labor might have been used or labor as punishment for a crime. Recently discoveries have shown that workers from the north and south were paid to construct Egyptian Pyramids.