Term Paper on Pyramids

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PYRAMIDS

A research paper presented to class of
Miss Mideliza M. Castillo
Lipa Adventist Academy

In partial fulfillment of the requirement for the project
English, IV – Jade

Jan Nelferson C. de Guzman
Joseph Alleine P. Fuentes
January 2013
Table of Contents
Chapter I - INTRODUCTION3
Chapter II - Definition and History 4
Pyramids4
Chapter III – Location of Pyramids6
A. Mesopotamia
B. Egypt
C. Greece6
D. Sudan
E. Nigeria7
F. Spain
G. China
H. Mesoamerica
I. North America8
J. Roman Empire
K. Medieval Europe
L. India9
M. Indonesia10
Chapter IV – What Pyramid is Made Of11
Chapter V – Pyramid Powers13
Chapter VI – Spiritual Implication22
Chapter VII - Conclusion23
Glossary24
Bibliography25
Acknowledgements

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

My partner and I had a fast agreement on this topic. We talked in the library while browsing some magazine until we thought of this. You see, when you look for a topic for a term paper first you’ll be considering things that are historical, interesting and wide-spread, which exactly describes pyramids. Pyramids are some of the most famous manmade objects in the world, and they have been famous since ancient times. When we hear of pyramids, we think of Egypt, but we need to remember that there are pyramids all over the world; even our 1, 268 Chocolate Hills is considered as a group of pyramids. Nevertheless, our research will not entirely be engaged on the historical facts of the pyramids, itself having been known as tombs of pharaohs long time ago, instead, we decided also to research what change or effect a pyramid can have towards humans, animals, plants and probably even food. Our hypothesis is that the pyramidal effect will be positive.

Chapter II
DEFINITION AND HISTORY

Definition
A pyramid (from Greek: πυραμίς pyramis) is a structure whose shape is roughly that of a pyramid in the geometric sense; that is, its outer surfaces are triangular and converge to a single point at the top. The base of a pyramid can be trilateral, quadrilateral, or any polygon shape, meaning that a pyramid has at least three outer triangular surfaces (at least four faces including the base). The square pyramid, with square base and four triangular outer surfaces, is a common version.

History
“Pyramids are the greatest monumental structures on the planet known to mankind. In centuries past there were only legends about the pyramids in Egypt. Nowadays at the beginning of 21st century living, in a world of technology, we still do not know everything about them. In fact, we have more questions now than two centuries ago.” - Maxim Yakovenko A pyramid's design, with the majority of the weight closer to the ground, and with the pyramidion on top means that less material higher up on the pyramid will be pushing down from above. This distribution of weight allowed early civilizations to create stable monumental structures. Pyramids have been built by civilizations in many parts of the world. For thousands of years, the largest structures on Earth were pyramids—first the Red Pyramid in the Dashur Necropolis and then the Great Pyramid of Khufu, both of Egypt, the latter the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still remaining. Khufu's Pyramid is built entirely of limestone, and is considered an architectural masterpiece. It contains around 1,300,000 blocks ranging in weight from 2.5 tonnes (5,500 lb) to 15 tonnes (33,000 lb) and is built on a square base with sides measuring about 230 m (755 ft), covering 13 acres. Its four sides face the four cardinal points precisely and it has an angle of 52 degrees. The original height of the Pyramid was 146.5 m (488 ft), but today it is only 137 m (455 ft) high, the 9 m (33 ft) that is missing is due to the theft of the fine quality limestone covering, or casing stones, to build houses and Mosques in Cairo. It is still the tallest pyramid. The largest pyramid by volume is the Great...
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