Today, the Pyramids of Giza stand as the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. But what did the pyramids mean to the ancient Egyptians who constructed them? The following text explores what these amazing landmarks meant to their builders, and why they put such effort into creating these enormous structures in a period when they had little more to rely on than human labor and their own ingenuity. As you read, identify the reasons why the pyramids were built. This informational text is for grade 7 readers. Egypt’s Pyramids by USHistory.org is licensed under CC BY 4.0.