The Egyptians Built Pyramids
The Egyptian people believed that their rulers were gods. They believed that after they died, these rulers would continue to work in behalf of the Egyptian nation. Thus, the death of a king was an important event.
The bodies of the kings as well as those of other important individuals were preserved from decay through the process of mummification.
These remains were then laid to rest within elaborate burial chambers. The most elaborate of these burial chambers were constructed during the Old Kingdom. Massive stone buildings known as pyramids stretched upward into the sky. These pyramids took decades and hundreds of thousands of forced labourers to construct. They stand as a testament to the awesome power and might of the Egyptian Kingdom.