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'''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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#their large size (generally)
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#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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*[[Egypt]] - 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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[[Image:Great_pyramid_sphinx.jpg|thumb|240px|The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx]]
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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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*[[Mexico]] - Mexican pyramids are generally the pyramid-shaped temples of the historical Mayan and Aztec cultures
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[[Image:Chichen.itza.10.JPG|thumb|El Castillo - Chichen Itza]]
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**[[Chichen Itza]]
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*[[France]]
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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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*[[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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*the [[United States of America]]
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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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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:

  1. their large size (generally)
  2. their historical and cultural importance

Pyramids can be found at a variety of locations around the globe, some of which are:

  • Egypt - pyramids in the lower Nile Valley were built as tombs for the pharaohs during the early high points of Egyptian civilisation
The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx
  • Mexico - Mexican pyramids are generally the pyramid-shaped temples of the historical Mayan and Aztec cultures
El Castillo - Chichen Itza
  • France
    • central Paris - the Louvre Museum is home to the most famous modern pyramid, built in glass and steel
  • Italy
    • Rome - the Italian capital has a famous, steep-sided pyramid, built as an ancient cenotaph for a nobleman's tomb
  • the 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

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