Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

How Pyramids Work

Lots More Information

Related HowStuffWorks Articles

More Great Links


  • Archaeology magazine, "How to build a pyramid." Volume 60 Number 3, May/June 2007.
  • Barsoum, Michel. Drexel University Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering. "Engineering the Pyramids."
  • British Museum, "Pyramids: Houses of Eternity"
  •, "Inside the Pyramids"
  •, "Exploring the Ancient Pyramids."
  • Ferguson, William M. and Arthur Rohn, "Mesoamerica's Ancient Cities." University of Colorado Press, 1990.
  • Harvard magazine online, "Who built the pyramids?" July/Aug 2003.
  • NOVA Online "Pyramids: the inside story."
  • NSF Discoveries Online, "The Surprising Truth Behind the Construction of the Great Pyramids." May 18, 2007.
  • Parry, Dick, "Engineering the Pyramids." Sutton Publishing, 2004.
  • Smith, Craig B., "How the Great Pyramid was Built." HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
  •, "Building Maya Pyramids and Temples" ­maya_pyramids_and_temples
  • Tour Egypt, "The Pyramids of Egypt."
  • Tour Egypt, "The Pyramids of Egypt: Overview of Pyramid Construction."
  • USA Today Online, "Architect: great pyramid was built inside out." March 30, 2007. pyramid-mystery_N.htm
  • USA Today Online, "Scientists ramp up for pyramid theory." May 16, 2007.