Ancient Pyramid

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“The pyramids of Egypt are well entitled to a place among the most interesting curiosities in the world. The principal ones stand opposite Cairo, on the west side of the river Nile. They are built of stones, which overleap each other, and thus form steps from the bottom to the top. The perpendicular height of the largest is about 500 feet, and the area of its basis contains nearly 500,000 square feet, or something more than eleven English acres of ground."—Blake, 1825




Blake, J. L. The Historical Reader Designed for the Use of Schools and Families (Concord, NH: Horatio Hill & CC, 1825)


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