This paper model is the Giza Necropolis Pyramid, designed by armadamodels. The Pyramid Age of ancient Egypt, known as the “Old Kingdom”, ran from 2685 BC to 2180 BC. Initially, Egyptian pyramids were stepped constructions but after a relatively short period in favour, these were superseded by true smooth-faced constructions with white polished limestone casing.
This model depicts the greatest of the smooth-faced pyramids - those that form the Giza Necropolis.
The model itself is created at a very small scale to fit on an A4 base - its longest side representing a distance of over a kilometre.
From the largest to the smallest, the pyramids were created for the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Khufu's pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, is also known as the Great Pyramid. [via armadamodels]