Slice of Pi

The Lockdown Sessions - Who Built The Pyramids?

June 18, 2020 Season 2 Episode 7
Slice of Pi
The Lockdown Sessions - Who Built The Pyramids?
Show Notes

Who Built The Pyramids?, a famous question of all time.

Bobby & Ian discuss the Pyramids.

The most famous pyramids are the Egyptian — huge structures built of brick or stone, some of which are among the world's largest constructions. They are shaped as a reference to the rays of the sun. Most pyramids had a polished, highly reflective white limestone surface, to give them a shining appearance when viewed from a distance. The capstone was usually made of hard stone – granite or basalt – and could be plated with gold, silver, or electrum and would also be highly reflective.[7] After 2700 BC, the ancient Egyptians began building pyramids, until around 1700 BC. The first pyramid was erected during the Third Dynasty by the Pharaoh Djoser and his architect Imhotep. This step pyramid consisted of six stacked mastabas. The largest Egyptian pyramids are those at the Giza pyramid complex.[8]