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The pyramids are certainly some of the most mesmerizing historical structures in recorded history. The fact that makes pyramids a unique attraction among the history freaks and travelers is that these structures were made in the period when there was no luxury of machines and technology support.

A pyramid is a solid structure with square shaped base and the four sides in the form of an equilateral triangle. These geometrical structures are highly stable and are primarily made of masonry or stone. These fascinating edifices were built in assorted complexities, types and sizes in the bygone eras. The different parts of the world constructed pyramids due to different reasons. The history of China and Egypt tells that these structures were made as the tombs and monuments revered to the emperors and leaders of the country. The Indians and Americans built pyramids as their religious shrines. Moreover, some of these edifices were the abode to burial chambers also. Thus, pyramids have their mark on most of the ancient cultures in the world.

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