a life after death
a dead body preserved in lifelike condition
a huge building with four sloping triangular-shaped walls
site of the Great Pyramid and an Egyptian city
When did the planning for a pharaoh's tomb begin?
after he was crowned pharaoh
When were most of the pyramids build?
during the Old Kingdom
What did Egyptians believe about the region on the west bank of the Nile?
They thought of the west as the land of the dead.
Why were workers willing to do the dangerous, difficult work of building pyramids?
They wanted to ensure pharaoh's place in the afterlife.