The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens. The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and sizes. Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids —especially the Great Pyramids of Giza— are. There are no photographs of the pyramid being built, and the engineers didn't leave detailed blueprints. The ordinary workers likely slept in simple dwellings near the pyramid site. Great Pyramid of Giza. Archived from the original on 9 June Nur noch ein paar Sekunden, bis dein Spiel startet! It was built for the Pharaoh Khuf. Glen Dash, an engineer who studies the pyramids at Giza as part of Ancient Egypt Research Associates AERAnoted that Khufu's pyramid is aligned to true north within one-tenth of a degree. The pyramid of Senusret II at el-Lahun is the southernmost royal-tomb pyramid structure in Egypt.