Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Paragraph for class VI -The Pyramids


A pyramid is a structure or monument, usually with a quadrilateral base. It rises to a triangular point. The pyramid shape was first used in ancient Mesopotamina in the mud-brick structures. It continued to be used by the Greeks and Romans.Pyramids are also found south of Egypt. These pyramids also made use of the gradation of stone blocks and limestone. The blocks were cut smaller as the structure rose, providing a smooth outer surface instead of the 'steps' which was then covered in limestone. The most outstanding example of pyramid building in Egypt was the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza.The Great Pyramid of Giza is a huge  pyramid built by the Ancient Egyptians. It stands near Cario,Egypt  and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was the tallest building in the world for over 3 thousand 800 years. The pyramid was built for Khafu , an Egyptian Pharaoh.The great pyramid of Giza was made from 2.3 million limestone blocks and granite. The pharaoh's body was placed in the heart of the pyramid.

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