Description 15' x 11' Watercolor;The pyramids of Giza built in about 2550 BC. The people of Ancient Egypt believed that death on Earth was the start of a journey to the next world. The embalmed body of the King was entombed underneath or within the pyramid to protect it and allow his transformation and ascension to the afterlife. Ancient Egyptian kings were considered gods. To prepare for the next world, they erected temples to the gods and massive pyramid tombs for themselves.A pyramid is a form of a tomb in Ancient Egyptian. Pyramids all located the west side of Nile River. East is the direction of the sunrise and was naturally associated with birth and life. West is the opposite direction of the east, symbolized death because of its connection to the sunset.