Outside the incredible structures in Mexico and Egypt, there are very few “everyday” things shaped like a pyramid-maybe a block of cheese, some perfume bottoes, a few buildings (Eiffel tower in Paris?) and a tent. The food pyramid used the theory used in building a pyramid-heavy on the bottom ascending to a a point on the top-I was so bummed to see where ice cream fell on that particular pyramid, which puts food we shouldn’t have often right at the tippy top point. Dang….
Pyramid at Giza-Egypt
Pyramids such as this are some of the world’s most famous and oldest archaeological sites. Historically, we have very little factual information about the building of the pyramids, but we do know it required thousands of man hours, engineering genius and were built to honor Pharoahs-whose elaborate tombs were housed within the structures.
Chichen Itza-this pyramid, known as El Castillo, is an iconic presence, reflecting much of the Mayan culture, especially their keen understanding of astronomy. There are 365 steps-one for each day of the year-the Mr. climbed said steps while I practiced my very lame Spanish with the locals. If you want to get lost for a day in reading, studying and celebrating this wonderful edifice, Google El Castillo, grab a cup of tea, get comfortable and be amazed at this pyramid-which, interestly enough, was part of the “everyday” life of the Mayan community.
On iSissy2’s bucket list is to see the full moon rising over the pyramids of Giza. This is what it would look like. I think we should plan an iSissies trip there. Are you in? What’s on your bucket list?
iSissy3 found this image on Pinterest and the pinner said, “Surreal. The mysterious Sphinx in front of the Pyramids of Giza. The ultimate destination.”