PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT
The pyramids may have been a king's way of
impressing the gods, his way of assuring himself a
position as close to the divine world of the
eternal world cycle. Also, the pyramid was at
first though to give ultimate protection for the
content of the tomb against grave robbers.
The shape is generally believed to reflect the 4
corners, or directions of the world: Where the sun
rises (east), its highest point (south), where it
sets (west) and the point where the sun reaches
its lowest point (the opposite of south; north).
The summit of the pyramid is the unity of the 4