Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

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Egyptian Pyramids were built as tombs for great monarchs of Egypt. They carried the body and possessions of the deceased monarchs into the afterlife. The shape of the pyramids represented numerous philosophical and religious concepts, from mimicking the sun's rays and thereby hastening the monarch's journey to Ra, the sun god, to representing the earliest land formed in the Egyptian Creation Myth, an island called Ben-Ben. These pyramids represented both mortal ties to earth and divine ties to the gods, which was the foundation of the Egyptian ruling class's power.

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