What Things Are Shaped Like A Square Pyramid?


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Well, the most prominent example of a square pyramid would be the ancient Egyptian pyramids like those located at Giza.

These pyramids have 4 visible faces - and therefore the base of the shape must be a square.

Things that are square pyramids The giant stone structures built to house the tombs of ancient Egyptian pharaohs are commonly thought of as being square-pyramids in shape, but this wasn't always the case.

The earliest Egyptian pyramids were actually based on something called a Mastaba, which looked more like a trapezium prism.

The pyramid shape became popular because it was deemed to represent the rays of the sun - and, in fact, many of the pyramids were originally named after the sun.

Examples of square pyramids

The square pyramid seems to be a shape that is under-represented in architecture. Nevertheless, there are a few notable examples:

  • The Louvre museum- in Paris, France is fronted by a large glass pyramid at its entrance.
  • The Transamerica Pyramid- Is the name of a giant building that once housed the Transamerican Corperation in San Francisco, CA. The structure is a staggering 48 floors high!

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