Mesoamerican peoples built pyramids from around 1000 B.C. up until the time of the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century. ( Egyptian pyramids are much older than American ones; the earliest Egyptian pyramid , the Pyramid of Djoser, was built in the 27 century BC).
The ancient Mayans built two types of pyramids , those that were meant to be climbed and those that were not. The first type was used for holding sacrificial rituals. The other type was not meant to be touched and was sacred. The pyramids were built so high that their tops could be seen protruding out of the jungle.
All three of Giza’s famed pyramids and their elaborate burial complexes were built during a frenetic period of construction, from roughly 2550 to 2490 B.C. The pyramids were built by Pharaohs Khufu (tallest), Khafre (background), and Menkaure (front). 3 дня назад
The designations of the pyramids— Khufu , Khafre , and Menkaure —correspond to the kings for whom they were built. The northernmost and oldest pyramid of the group was built for Khufu (Greek: Cheops ), the second king of the 4th dynasty.
The pyramids between the ancient Mayan civilization and the ancient Egyptian civilization are not related . But, it’s still interesting to think about how different cultures came up with the idea of constructing pyramids as part of their cultural identity.
The Maya had a system of serfdom and slavery . Serfs typically worked lands that belonged to the ruler or local town leader. There was an active slave trade in the Maya region, and commoners and elites were both permitted to own slaves .
Pyramids were used not only as temples and focal points for Maya religious practices where offerings were made to the gods but also as gigantic tombs for deceased rulers, their partners, sacrificial victims, and precious goods.
Scholars have suggested a number of potential reasons for the downfall of Maya civilization in the southern lowlands, including overpopulation, environmental degradation, warfare, shifting trade routes and extended drought. It’s likely that a complex combination of factors was behind the collapse.
The Pyramids of Giza, built to endure forever , did exactly this. Archaeological tombs are remnants of the Old Kingdom of Egypt and were built about 4500 years ago. Pharaohs thought in the resurrection, that there is a second life after death.
The construction of the pyramids is not specifically mentioned in the Bible . What we believe about their purpose does not impinge on any biblical doctrine.
There is a consensus among Egyptologists that the Great Pyramids were not built by slaves . Rather, it was farmers who built the pyramids during flooding, when they could not work in their lands. The construction of the pyramids is not specifically mentioned in the Bible either.
the Great Pyramid at Giza
Pyramid of Khufu