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'''Pyramids''' can be found at a variety of locations around the globe, including:
  
'''Pyramids''' is a general travel term referring to a large number of man-made structures with similar characteristics, namely, an expansive rectangular base, with sides tapering to a point above the centre of the base. Pyramids are targets for travellers on a number of grounds:
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=== [[Egypt]] ===
  
#their large size (generally)
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[[Image:Great_pyramid_sphinx.jpg|thumb|240px|The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx]]
#their historical and cultural importance
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Pyramids can be found at a variety of locations around the globe, some of which are:
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* [[Cairo/Giza]] - the most famous pyramids of all, the Giza Pyramids, just outside modern [[Cairo]]
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* [[Abusir]]
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* [[Dahshur]]
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* [[Saqqara]]
  
[[Image:Great_pyramid_sphinx.jpg|thumb|240px|The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx]]
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=== [[France]] ===
*[[Egypt]] - [http://www.egypt-travel-guide.de/egyptpyramides.html pyramids] in the lower Nile Valley were built as tombs for the pharaohs during the early high points of Egyptian civilisation
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**[[Cairo/Giza|the Giza Pyramids]] - the most famous pyramids of all, located just outside modern [[Cairo]]
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**[[Saqqara]]
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**[[Abusir]]
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**[[Dahshur]]
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**[[Meidum]]
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*[[Sudan]]
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* [[Paris/1st arrondissement]] (central Paris) - the Louvre Museum is home to the most famous modern pyramid, built in glass and steel
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=== [[Guatemala]] ===
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* [[Tikal]] - Impressive Mayan Ruins
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* [[Iximche]] -Mayan Ruins
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=== [[Italy]] ===
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* [[Rome]] - the Italian capital has a famous steep-sided pyramid, built as an ancient cenotaph for a nobleman's tomb
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=== [[Mexico]] ===
  
 
[[Image:Chichen.itza.10.JPG|thumb|El Castillo - Chichen Itza]]
 
[[Image:Chichen.itza.10.JPG|thumb|El Castillo - Chichen Itza]]
*[[Mexico]] - Mexican pyramids are generally the pyramid-shaped temples of the historical Mayan and Aztec cultures
 
**[[Chichen Itza]]
 
  
*[[France]]
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* [[Chichen Itza]]
**[[Paris/1st arrondissement|central Paris]] - the Louvre Museum is home to the most famous modern pyramid, built in glass and steel
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* [[Palenque]]
  
*[[Italy]]
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*the [[United States of America]]
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=== [[United States of America]] ===
**[[Las Vegas]] - a large pyramidical structure is to be found at a Las Vegas casino
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**[[Long Beach]] - the gymnasium for the baskeball and volleyball teams on the California State University, Long Beach campus is an impressive 18-story-tall blue pyramid
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* [[Las Vegas]] - a large pyramidical structure is to be found at a Las Vegas casino
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* [[Long Beach]] - the gymnasium for the baskeball and volleyball teams on the California State University, Long Beach campus is an impressive 18-story-tall blue pyramid
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see also:
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* [[Pyramid Lake]] - in Nevada
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* [[Diving_the_Cape_Peninsula_and_False_Bay/Pyramid]] - a dive site in South Africa
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[[WikiPedia:Pyramid (disambiguation)]]
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Latest revision as of 23:34, 6 January 2011

Pyramids can be found at a variety of locations around the globe, including:

Contents

Egypt[edit]

The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx

France[edit]

  • Paris/1st arrondissement (central Paris) - the Louvre Museum is home to the most famous modern pyramid, built in glass and steel


Guatemala[edit]

  • Tikal - Impressive Mayan Ruins

Italy[edit]

  • Rome - the Italian capital has a famous steep-sided pyramid, built as an ancient cenotaph for a nobleman's tomb

Mexico[edit]

El Castillo - Chichen Itza


United States of America[edit]

  • Las Vegas - a large pyramidical structure is to be found at a Las Vegas casino
  • Long Beach - the gymnasium for the baskeball and volleyball teams on the California State University, Long Beach campus is an impressive 18-story-tall blue pyramid

see also:


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