What was the practical application of a pyramid?
Note the derivation of the Egyptian word (m-r) for pyramid. Implications?
Note how many pyramids have been found.
When were most built?
Note details of the pyramid of Khufu.
Note details of its location, construction and dimensions.
Note Robert Bianchi’s comments on the “mystique” of the pyramids.
Why do the pyramids still intrigue modern Egyptologists?
When did the belief in the after-life originate?
Note details of these early beliefs. Result?
Note Salima Ikram’s description of the evolution of pyramids.
Note details of the mastaba and its construction.
Note Gunther Dreyer’s comments on the use of the mastaba.
Note details of the tomb of Khasekhemwy at Abydos. Implications?
When did the ‘great leap’ in pyramid building occur?
Note details of Djoser’s tomb at Saqqara.
Note Dreyer’s description of the evolution of Djoser’s mastaba / pyramid.
What is the significance of this building? Result?
Note what is below Djoser’s pyramid.