The Pyramids of the Ancient World
The pyramids of the ancient world are some of the most enduring icons of our planet’s past. From the remnants of the Mayan civilization to the famous monuments of Egypt, and even as Far East as Cambodia, humans throughout the ages have admired the pyramids. But today’s modern pyramids are made to attract tourists or to symbolize wealth. Both ancient and modern pyramid holds many features that we could learn from.As we all know, the Egyptian pyramid is one of the seven wonders in the Earth. It has many historic aspects behind it. Ancient Egyptians believed that when the king died, part of his spirit (known as “ka”) remained within his body. To properly care for his spirit, the corpse was mummified, and everything the king would need in the afterlife was buried with him, including gold vessels, food, furniture and other offerings. The pyramids became the focus of a cult of the dead king that was supposed to continue well after his death. From the beginning of the Dynastic Era (2950 B.C.), royal tombs were carved into rock and covered with flat-roofed rectangular structures known as “mastabas,” which were precursors to the pyramids. Pyramid held a great deal to ancient Egyptians. That’s why we still talk about the pyramid.

In the other hand, pyramids still feature heavily in modern-day architecture, and while some imitate or reference those ancient wonders of the world, others repurpose the pyramid form, re-imagining the shapes of antiquity in contemporary urban settings. Few of the attracted pyramids are Arena, Memphis, Astana, and many more. These are all well made, but can’t compare to ancient pyramid.The pyramids were very special in the ancient period. It represented infinite life for that time.  And it also showed great value to the modern period that’s why we still see people creating different kind of pyramids.  Not mention the pyramid in the U.S.A.’s dollar bill. Many believe the unfinished pyramid and the separated cap of the pyramid (portraying the all-seeing eye), symbolizes that the United is still far from finished. The shadow cast by the pyramid from the rising sun represents the undiscovered lands to the east. The sun, which is rising, represents that a new nation has begun.

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