A group of huge monuments in the desert of Egypt (see also Egypt), built as burial vaults for ancient Egyptian kings. The age of pyramid building in Egypt began about 2700 b.c. (See under “World History to 1550.”)
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Cultural definitions for pyramids (2 of 2)
A group of huge monuments in the Egyptian desert, built as burial vaults for the pharaohs and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The pyramids have square bases and four triangular faces. Pyramid building began in Egypt (see also Egypt) about 2700 b.c. and required vast amounts of slave labor.
Example sentences from the Web for pyramids
Unfortunately, dozens of pyramids are missing their peaks thanks to an overeager, gold-seeking explorer.
But the site has seen little of the decimation from heavy tourism that has plagued the northern pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
The pyramids of Meroe await a day when stability will allow outsiders to peek at a forgotten ancient kingdom.
He had aspired to construct an epic figure after visiting the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt in 1855.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a bus the way back from the Pyramids, we passed Gaza through a border crossing patrolled by Israel.
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Egypt was once a land of mystery; now, every lad, on leaving Eton, yachts it to the pyramids.
Two miles more will take him to the station which will represent the age when the oldest pyramids were built.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Among the works of human hands, the traveler gazes with amazement at the ponderous bulk of the pyramids.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
Those who saw the pyramids of choice wild fowl imagined that the entertainment had been prepared for fifty epicures at the least.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay