Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.
New users, please see Help or go to the Pub to ask questions.

Difference between revisions of "Pyramids"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
(constructed useful disambiguation page, pointing to various global locations with pyramids)
m (Reverted edits by Professortravel (Talk) to last version by Seascapeza)
 
(17 intermediate revisions by 13 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{disamb}}
+
'''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:
+
=== [[Egypt]] ===
  
#their large size (generally)
+
[[Image:Great_pyramid_sphinx.jpg|thumb|240px|The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx]]
#their historical and cultural importance
+
  
Pyramids can be found at a variety of locations around the globe, some of which are:
+
* [[Cairo/Giza]] - the most famous pyramids of all, the Giza Pyramids, just outside modern [[Cairo]]
 +
* [[Abusir]]
 +
* [[Dahshur]]
 +
* [[Saqqara]]
  
*[[Egypt]] - pyramids in the lower Nile Valley were built as tombs for the pharaohs during the early high points of Egyptian civilisation
+
=== [[France]] ===
[[Image:Great_pyramid_sphinx.jpg|thumb|240px|The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx]]
+
**[[Cairo/Giza|the Giza Pyramids]] - the most famous pyramids of all, located just outside modern [[Cairo]]
+
**[[Saqqara]]
+
**[[Abusir]]
+
**[[Dahshur]]
+
**[[Meidum]]
+
  
*[[Sudan]]
+
* [[Paris/1st arrondissement]] (central Paris) - the Louvre Museum is home to the most famous modern pyramid, built in glass and steel
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== [[Guatemala]] ===
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* [[Tikal]] - Impressive Mayan Ruins
 +
 
 +
* [[Iximche]] -Mayan Ruins
 +
 
 +
=== [[Italy]] ===
 +
 
 +
* [[Rome]] - the Italian capital has a famous steep-sided pyramid, built as an ancient cenotaph for a nobleman's tomb
 +
 
 +
=== [[Mexico]] ===
  
*[[Mexico]] - Mexican pyramids are generally the pyramid-shaped temples of the historical Mayan and Aztec cultures
 
 
[[Image:Chichen.itza.10.JPG|thumb|El Castillo - Chichen Itza]]
 
[[Image:Chichen.itza.10.JPG|thumb|El Castillo - Chichen Itza]]
**[[Chichen Itza]]
 
  
*[[France]]
+
* [[Chichen Itza]]
**[[Paris/1st arrondissement|central Paris]] - the Louvre Museum is home to the most famous modern pyramid, built in glass and steel
+
* [[Palenque]]
  
*[[Italy]]
+
<!--
**[[Rome]] - the Italian capital has a famous, steep-sided pyramid, built as an ancient cenotaph for a nobleman's tomb
+
=== [[Sudan]] ===
 +
-->
  
*the [[United States of America]]
+
=== [[United States of America]] ===
**[[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
+
* [[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:
 +
* [[Pyramid Lake]] - in Nevada
 +
* [[Diving_the_Cape_Peninsula_and_False_Bay/Pyramid]] - a dive site in South Africa
 +
 
 +
 
 +
[[WikiPedia:Pyramid (disambiguation)]]
 +
 
 +
{{disamb}}

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:


Disambiguation.png This article is a disambiguation page. If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can help by correcting it, so that it points to the appropriate disambiguated page.

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages

other sites