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  • Philip J. Watson,
  • Paul Gendrop
  •  and Damie Stillman


Architectural form with a polygonal base and triangular sides that meet at an apex. It was developed in Egypt as a monumental tomb for rulers; in some civilizations, however, such as the Mesoamerican, it functioned mainly as a platform for an altar or temple. (For Central Andean pyramid temples ...

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