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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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