Ancient Egypt: Middle & New Kingdoms
Mastaba to Pyramid
First Dynasty - mastaba
Third Dynasty - stpped pyramid
Fourth Dynasty - bent pyramid
Fourth Dynasty - Pyramid
Great Pyramids, Giza. Fourth Dynasty, c. 2575 - 2450 BCE.
Imhotep. Step Pyramid of King
Djoser, Saqqara. 3rd Dynasty. c. 2681 - 2662 BCE.
Khufu's Pyramid(c. 2601 - 2528 BC), Giza.
"Time laughs at all things,
but the pyramids laugh at time."
The Pyramids of Menkaure (c. 2533 - 2515 B.C.), Khafre (c. 2570 - 2544 B.C.), and Khufu (c. 2601- 2528 B.C.), Giza.
Modern Egyptian standing on pyramid building blocks
How were the Great Pyramids built?
Diagram of Cheops Pyramid
Plan of necropolis at Giza with
sections of Pyramid of Khufu and mastaba,
and with inset of Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara
The Great Sphinx, Giza. c. 2570 - 2544 BCE. Sandstone, height 65'.
Khafre, from Giza. c. 2500
BC. Diorite, height 66".
Decorating a Tomb
Menkuare and His Wife, Queen
Khamerernebty, from Giza. c. 2525 BCE. Slate, height 54 1/2".