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The shape of a pyramid is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, and most pyramids were faced with polished, highly reflective white limestone, in order to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance.

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He gave up after damaging the Pyramid of Menkaure because the task proved too huge.

The shape of Egyptian pyramids is thought to represent the primordial mound from which the Egyptians believed the earth was created.

For example, the formal name of the Bent Pyramid at Dahshur was The Southern Shining Pyramid, and that of Senwosret at el-Lahun was Senwosret is Shining.

While it is generally agreed that pyramids were burial monuments, there is continued disagreement on the particular theological principles that might have given rise to them.

The discovery was announced by Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, on 11 November 2008.

All of Egypt's pyramids, except the small Third Dynasty pyramid of Zawyet el-Amwat (or Zawyet el-Mayitin), are sited on the west bank of the Nile, and most are grouped together in a number of pyramid fields.

The most important of these are listed geographically, from north to south, below.

— the mostly ruined Pyramid of Djedefre, son and successor of Khufu.

Many pyramids are in a poor state of preservation or buried by desert sands.

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