Meroe Pyramids Reconstruction
A partial reconstruction of the pyramids of Meroe (modern Sudan). Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom...
Mummification in Ancient Egypt
The practice of mummifying the dead began in ancient Egypt c. 3500 BCE. The English word mummy comes from the Latin mumia...
Old Kingdom Egypt
Ancient Egyptian society, dynasties and creation myths during the Old Kingdom period.
Old Kingdom of Egypt
The Old Kingdom of Egypt (c. 2613-2181 BCE) is also known as the 'Age of the Pyramids' or 'Age of the Pyramid Builders'...
The Pharaoh in ancient Egypt was the political and religious leader of the people and held the titles 'Lord of the...
Pyramid of Sahure
Sahure (2490-2477 BCE) built his mortuary complex at Abusir near the Temple of the Sun. He was the first to make use...
Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal
The Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal, Mexico. The Maya temple was first built in the 6th century CE with additions made...
Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan
The Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico, c. 100 CE.
Pyramidion of Ptahemwia
Limestone, Saqqara (Egypt), 18th Dynasty (c. 1325-1300 BC) From the 18th Dynasty onwards, mudbrick pyramids were used...