When Were the First Egyptian Pyramids Built?


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The Edfu pyramid is the oldest pyramid in Egypt that has been discovered as of 2015, and it is believed to have been built sometime between 2637 and 2589 B.C. The Edfu pyramid is constructed with three steps, and it is 42 feet high.

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When Were the First Egyptian Pyramids Built?
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This pyramid was not built as a burial chamber, and the name of the king who ordered it built is not known.

The Giza Pyramids are the second oldest found in Egypt, dating back to 2560 B.C. They were built by Pharaoh Khufu and were intended to be a tomb. The Great Pyramid of Giza reaches a height of 455 feet, and it is considered the oldest wonder from the ancient world.

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