was a cradle of civilisation that allowed the
same basic language and culture to flourish for
nearly 3,000 years. For most of this long history,
pharoah was 'Lord of the Two Lands' - the Nile
valley and the broad Delta. Each major pyramid
was a tomb for a king of Egypt. The pyramid complex
was an economic engine too -
people and redistributing wealth.
building of the pyramids, new farms, ranches and
whole new towns were founded in the provinces.
The livestock and produce from these estates was
then passed on to the workforce and to the priests
and special classes of people who served the pyramid
complex. Thus the pyramids where a major catalyst
the development of Egypt as one of the world's
first true state.