Schreiber-Bogen Cardboard Modelling Pyramid with Valley Temple
Pyramid Valley Temple
The pyramid is a shape with a square base that is known from various ancient cultures. A typical Egyptian pyramid complex consisted of various components. The pyramid itself was the center of a sacred plant. Inside they had gears and grave chambers. With the valley temple on the banks of the Nile, she was joined by a procession transition. The valley temple consisted of an entrance hall, a colonnade and a room with statues, shrines and treasuries. In this temple of the late king was worshiped as a deity. In the smaller pyramids the relatives of the king were buried. The tombs of royal officials were nearby.
For pyramid limestone, granite and sandstone were used. It is still not sure how the workers transported the building material to the growing pyramid. Presumably, one built around the pyramid, a ramp on which the stones were pulled up. The number of Egyptian pyramids is not precisely known. The largest and most famous is the Great Pyramid at Giza m² with a floor area of 52 900 and an original height of 146.60 m. According to tradition, the Great Pyramid allegedly involved 70,000 to 100,000 workers in construction. Today's researches tend to go out of 8 000 employees. On the legal status of workers is poorly understood. Scientists believe that most of the workers were not slaves. So to have been used, for example, workers from the lower Egypt for the pyramids. In part, a worker distribution office took over the provision and supply of workers.
For the construction of places of worship in pyramid shape there are many theories in archeology. Is that the pyramids were for the creation faith of the Egyptians most likely. The pyramid should be the primeval mound from which Egyptian mythology, according to which all creation came into being. Another theory suggests that the Egyptians, kept the opening bundle of solar rays, which was visible in a light incidence by a loose cloud cover for a divine sign and replicas in the form of pyramids. Maybe pyramids should also symbolize sky stairs. About this late kings could get to the sun god Re. There is also the theory that step pyramids represented the structure of society in ancient Egypt. Pyramids are also often described as architectural development. Originally they were called mastabas, flat rectangular buildings, as grave chambers. Under King Djoser, the first step pyramid was built. From the pyramids developed later in the form known today.
The present model shows a typical Egyptian pyramid complex with the valley temple, procession transition, worship Temple, main pyramid and minor pyramids. A segment of the main pyramid can be removed, allowing a view of the gears in the interior.
Length: 70 cm
Width: 30 cm
Height: 13 cm
Scale: 1: 400