Egyptian And Inca Pyramids Similarities

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A pyramid, according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, is a structure or landmark, usually with a quadrilateral base, which ascends to a triangular point. While a lot of people associate pyramid exclusively with Egyptian culture, the pyramid shape was actually used first in the mud-brick structure in ancient Mesopotamia. Moreover, pyramids are also widely used in Central and South America, China, and India. Yet, from all of these pyramids, the most similar one to the Egyptian pyramid is the Mesoamerican pyramid, specifically the pyramid from Inca tribe. Even though Egyptian and Inca pyramids seem to be distinct, they, in fact, share some surprising similarities.
First of all, both Egyptian and Inca pyramids possessed the same purposes. Despite
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One of the most obvious similarities is the structure. Even though that there is a period lapse of thousands of year, both of them were made using megalithic structure. Megalithic structure is composed of gigantic stones each weighing hundreds of tons from prehistoric times without the use of concrete. The two of them also use the utilization of trapezoidal entryways and adopted the three-door design that indicates the sharing of beliefs. Moreover, the inside of the pyramids was developed in a similar way. Both assimilate a stage configuration secured with a limestone packaging. The writings that can be found in the pyramids also contained hieroglyphics and drawings depicting solar symbolism were placed identically. Additionally, the pyramids in both civilizations are also situated in almost identical orientations, which are the sun, earth, and…show more content…
While the mummification process in ancient Egypt was long and expensive, in Inca culture it was achieved by freeze-drying and was helped by the natural climate conditions. Egyptians used three steps of mummification process; scribe, cut, and embalm. Scribing is used to oversee the cutting of the body, the cutting process is used to make the incision, and embalming is the process of removing the internal organs and preparing the body. Before the body is laid to rest, an entombment cover would be set over the embalmed body. There also may have been a few layers of coffins into which the body would be put. On the other hand, Incas’ mummies were wrapped into packs using a few layers of materials, bound with ropes, and in some cases with a fabric head included. Mummies could be buried in holes or devoted rooms inside a group. Natural temperature in particular areas like desert and the high sierras is needed to achieve the conservation process. Other than that, alcohol can also be used to preserve the body. Moreover, the two pyramids have different shapes. Though Egyptian pyramids have smooth, flat sides and pointed tops, Inca pyramids have rise in steps sides and flat tops. This difference may be effected by the era the pyramid was made and the climate conditions of the countries.
In conclusion, Egyptian and Inca pyramids do share a lot of similarities. Although these two pyramids
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