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Why were the Egyptian pyramids REALLY built?

One of the most common images of ancient Egypt are the pyramids. Over a hundred pyramids were built all throughout Egypt during the ancient era, but the most famous are the three largest at Giza, near the modern capital city of Cairo. It is often said that the pyramids are giant tombs built to bury the pharaohs after they died. It is evident that some of the pyramids were built during the Old Kingdom period...

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