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THE OLD KINGDOM: The pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and Cheops c. 2500 B.C. Several small Queen's pyramids in the foreground. Burial chamber near center of structure, rather than below ground as in the Step Pyramid of Zoser. LOCATION: OUTSIDE OF CAIRO AT GIZA

The three Old Kingdom Pyramids of Egypt are outside Cairo at Giza. Their names are Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mycerinus); in the foreground are several small Queen's pyramids.

Unas' burial chamber with pyramid texts.  "He Lives!  He Lives!  He Lives!  This Unas, He Lives!"  My and a friend translating our first hierogyphic inscription -- words, the pyramid - caps and exclamation marks - ours !!  I remember we grabbed each other's hands and jumped up and down we were so excited that we were able to understand what we were seeing/reading.  What an incredible moment - the walls spoke to us!! The past lived!!! This Unas, This Unas - He Lives!!!  --  ds

Hieroglyphics dubbed the 'Pyramid Texts' cover the walls of burial chamber of Unis, interchangeably called Wenis, the king BC) of the Dynasty of ancient Egypt. The Pyramid Complex of Unas is located in the pyramid field at Saqqara, near Cairo in Egypt.

A new painting, depicting scenes of ancient Egyptian life, was discovered in 2012 in a tomb located about 1,000 feet (300 meters) east of the Great Pyramid at Giza. Pictured here the tomb is for a man named Perseneb whom inscriptions say was a "priest" and "steward." It dates to the middle or late fifth dynasty (ca. 2450-2350 B.C.). [Read full story]

In Photos: Tomb Painting Discovered Near Great Pyramid of Giza

A wall painting, dating back over years, has been discovered in a tomb located just east of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The painting shows vivid scenes of life, including boats sailing south on the Nile River, a bird hunting trip in a marsh.

The forgotten pyramids of Sudan - Al Jazeera English  Around 1000 BCE, after the fall of the 24th Egyptian dynasty, the Nubian Kingdom of Kush arose as the leading power in the middle Nile region. The Kushite kings took over and ruled much of Egypt from 712 to 657 BCE. In 300 BCE, when the capital and royal burial ground of the kingdom moved to the Meroe region, the pharaonic tradition of building pyramids to encapsulate the tombs of rulers continued here.

Few visitors have been making the trek out to the country's northeast to see the secluded Nubian Meroe pyramids.

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Top 10 Oldest Writing in The History

Pyramid of Unas -- The Pyramid Complex of Unas is located in the pyramid field at Saqqara, near Cairo in Egypt.

The Great Pyramids were originally bright white When the pyramids were originally finished, they were plated in and outer layer of white “casing stones”. These casing stones were cut with astounding precision to give a smooth slope to the pyramids, unlike how they appear today with the outer stones more or less forming very large “steps”. The original casing stones were made of highly polished Tura limestone, meant to reflect the sun’s rays, and were accurate within 1/100th of an inch.

The Great Pyramids were bright white when they were originally finished. They were plated in an outer layer of white casing stones

Jar from the Burial of the Child Amenhotep    Period:      New Kingdom  Dynasty:      Dynasty 18  Reign:      Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III  Date:      ca. 1473–1458 B.C

Ancient Egyptian Jar from the Burial of the Child Amenhotep Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III Date: ca.

Sudan's Meroe Pyramids Are Just As Spectacular As The Ones You'll Find In Egypt

The Pyramids You Never Knew Existed

Sudan's Meroe Pyramids Are Just As Spectacular As The Ones You'll Find In Egypt . Ruled by Nubian kings up to 4600 yBC

Pyramids of Giza Facts: The Great Pyramid of Ancient Egypt

How did the Ancient Egyptians Construct the Pyramids of Giza?

Pyramids of Giza Facts: The Great Pyramid of Ancient Egypt

A photographer’s journey deep into the Sudanese desert.      Published May 2, 2017 Written by Anika Burgess

Wonder at the Meroe Pyramids, Forgotten Relics of the Ancient World

The steep, smaller Nubian pyramids differ significantly from their Egyptian counterparts.

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