Why Did Egyptians Build Pyramids?

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Robyn Rothman Profile
Robyn Rothman answered
Some of the pyramids were built as burial places for Egyptian royalty. They mave have represented a place or a stairway for them to ascend to the heavens. The contents of the pyramids included all sorts of items that were believed the deceased would need in the afterlife. Food, treasure, pottery, and even chariots and boats have been found in those pyramids that were not already plundered by looters.

Another thought is that the pyramids were meant to symbolize the mound on which Ra, the sun god, or creator was born. In any event, the pyramids of Egypt are an examples of incredible feats of engineering.
Livy Hall Profile
Livy Hall answered
Some of the pyramids were built for Egyptian Pharaohs and Kings as burial places. The first pyramid was built as a burial place King Djoser in 2630 BC had a step pyramid which represented the steps leading up into the heavens for the afterlife. The pyramids contained food, treasure, pottery, and even chariots or boats were stored in the chambers, which the ancient Egyptians believed would help in the afterlife. Grave robbers have stole most of the artifacts of a lot of pyramids by 1000 BC.
Anonymous Profile
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They built pyramids to protect the dead pharaohs from decaying and rotting. They built great temples to worship the old pharaohs.
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Egyptians built pyramids to honor the sun god, Ra. He is said to have been created from a pyramid-shaped mound in the Earth. Other Egyptians built pyramids to honor their deceased pharaohs with immortality during the afterlife.
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Because when the pharaoh died, he wanted a good place to be rested for the afterlife.the temple is for worshipping the gods
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kay mccrae answered
There is a theory that the pyramid was like a pathway to heaven, it has been discovered that pyramids contained a shaft from the burial room, right out to the outside of the pyramid. At certain points in the day, this was lined directly with the sun. We believe that this was meant to assist the sole on its journey to the heavens.
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Egyptians built the pyramids for after the people die.
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They built the pyramid so they could put the remains of dead people and the other remains could go to the afterlife.
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They built the pyramids so when the pharaoh's died, and were placed in the pyramid, they  could ascend to either the heavens if their heart was light, or to hell if their heart was heavy.
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Glen Thornbury answered
Their are several answers to that. One was a tomb and a place to store their earthly goods, an riches needed for the next world, and a boat for the very long journey down the river to the other side! And to guard these things from thieves before they left on that trip! It was also a display of the power and riches they had in this world! OR immortality by lasting so long!
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They believed that the sun moved across the sky using the upward movement then it reached
its full height it then descended towards the place in which the sun then travelled through the
earth of the deadsouls.the temples of the dead souls are the pyramids. The boat was the transport which took the souls through the hidden world of the dead.the decened password
came with the opening mouth ceremony.
human being Profile
human being answered
The eygptians built the pyramids to leave a message for us. Hundreds of pyramid around the world and their meanings were destroyed by neo-colonialism. That was the genocidal conquerments that Europeans imposed on the world. There is a message there we will never get to know but ask yourself this WHY AFTER ALL THESE THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND "NEW" TECHNOLOGY, WHY CAN'T THE PYRAMIDS BE RECREATED. I've read that some of the first pyramids had gold model airplanes and cars but we let the government tell us everything we do is sooooo "new". The pyramids were above all a sign of peace and a message that all people are the same thing and live under the same god. We will know what they meant because soon they'll be able to finally recreate the geometrically perfect eygptian pyramid. And I guess they same bs they had to deal with on that day we will be in the face of.
thanked the writer.
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Anonymous commented
Although ur question about the recreation of pyramids is right,but we dont know exactly why egyptians bulit such pyramids. If we know answer to the above question, we can easily(with our technology) we can built them...........
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Nathan Wendland answered
They built the pyramids in recognition and to remember the most important and respected pharohs of that time.

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