Bonus Blog

I think that the most important aspect of Egyptian archaeology that we discussed in class is the pyramids. Besides being enormous feats of architectural genius for the time period, these structures offered a fairly steady time table with which to follow religious practices as well as pharaonic reigns. What they contain gives a clue to what was important to the people and also the royalty. The villages surrounding these pyramids that housed the workers who built it also gives a window into what life was like for the everyday Egyptian. The size and structure of a pyramid gives a hint as to how successful, wealthy, and powerful said ruler was. These structures have stood the test of time unlike any other and will continue to be a shining symbol for all to recognize the world that was and is Egypt.