The pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians, are a symbol of their power and their strong religious beliefs. The amount of labor and time it took to build them is mind blowing. The pyramid texts found inside are made specifically for religious purposes concerning the journey the pharaohs took in the afterlife. The process of mummification also portrays the power and importance of religion of this ancient Egyptian culture. These pyramids of this ancient civilization are symbols of power and high emphasis on religion.
The pyramid’s smooth, angled sides symbolized the rays of the sun and were designed to help the king’s soul ascend to heaven and join the gods, particularly the sun god Ra. Ancient Egyptians believed that when the king died, part of his spirit (known as “ka”) remained with his body. To properly care for his spirit, the corpse was mummified, and everything the king would need in the afterlife was buried with him, including gold vessels, food, furniture and other offerings. The pyramids became the focus of a cult of the dead king that was supposed to continue well after his death. Their riches would provide not only for him, but also for the relatives, officials and priests who were buried near him.
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