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Comparing Pyramids around the world by Mind Map: Comparing Pyramids around the world
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Comparing Pyramids around the world

Greece

Pyramid of Hellinikon

located in the plain of Argolid, Greece. In the times of Pausanias, it was considered to be a tomb. Twentieth century researchers have suggested other possible uses

Mexico

Tres Zapotes, an Olmec site (1300-400 bc), was the first adobe-brick pyramid site in Mesoamerica. Pyramid, the largest is that of Chloula, in Mexico, which covers fifty acres of ground. The Largest in Egypt is that of Cheopsm near Cairo, which covers thirteen acres. Sir William Tite tells us it contains ninety million cubic feet ofstone, an could not be now built for less than thirty millions of money.

India

Many giant granite temple pyramids were made in South India during the Chola Empire, many of which are still in religious use today. Examples of such pyramid temples include Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur

Egypt

Pyramid of Mazghuna

Located to the south of Dahshur, this area was used in the First Intermediate Period by several kings who constructed their pyramids out of mudbrick.

China

Maoling Pyramid

Contains the tomb of emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty and some family members

Rome

The 27-meter-high Pyramid of Cestius was built by the end of the first century BC and still exists today, close to the Porta San Paolo. Another one, named Meta Romuli, standing in the Ager Vaticanus (today's Borgo), was destroyed at the end of the 15th century.

Mesopotamian Pyramids

The Mesopotamians also built pyramids, called ziggurats. In ancient times these were brightly painted. Since they were constructed of mud-brick, little remains of them.

Mesoamerican Pyramid

Thanjavur Temple pyramid

Many giant granite temple pyramids were made in South India during the Chola Empire, many of which are still in use today

North America

Pyramid Arena

The Pyramid Arena is a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown Memphis at the banks of the Mississippi River. It was the home court for the University of Memphis men's basketball program, and later for the National Basketball Association's Memphis Grizzlies. However, both teams left The Pyramid in November 2004 to move into the newly built Fedexforum

Bolivia

The Akapana platform-pyramid at Tiahuanaco. the bolivian archaeologists date the site to 1580 B.C. The Akapana measured 688 ft on a side and is 49 ft high. "The earthen interior was shaped like a stepped pyramid and faced with fitted stones."

France

The Louvre pyramid

The Louvre Pyramid is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller ones, in the courtyard of the Musee du Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the museum. Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark for the ity of Paris.

Nubian Pyramid

Nubian pyramids were constructed at three sites in Nubian to serve as tombs for the kings and queens of Napata and Meroe. The Nubians built more pyramids than the Egyptians, but they are smaller. The Nubian pyramids were constructed at a steeper angle than Egyptian ones and were monuments to dead kings and queens. Pyramids were still being built in Nubian up to AD 300.

The First Pyramid 2630 B.C in Egypt

The first pyramid was built as the burial place of King Djoser around 2630 B.C., by his gifted arcitect Imhotep. The first pyramid was built in the 27th century BC. All of the Egyptian pyramids between 2700 B.C-1800 B.C. The Egyptian pyramids developed in 2660 B.C. Nubian to the south of Egypt between 770 B.C. and A.D. 350.

Guatemala Pyramid

The huge pre-classic (150 bc-150 ad) Mayan site of El Mirador with its dozens of pyramids, including the Tigre Pyramid rising 18 stories high, probably the largest pyramid ever built by the May

The Second Pyramid at Giza, Egypt

The builder of the Bent Pyramid is thught to have been the Pharaoh Sneferu (2680-2565 BC), who was the first ruler of the 4th Dynasty. the Bent Pyramid is one of three (or maybe even four) pyramids built by the great Pharaoh Sneferu in Egypt's Old Kingdom.