It was a small pyramid of black, putty-like stuff, exactly like the one upon the table of the study.
Pyramids in sand.
It was Cheops and Chephren and Mycerinus of this IVth Dynasty who raised the vast piles of the great and the second and the third pyramids at Gizeh.
Next, Mademoiselle d’Andervilliers collected some pieces of roll in a small basket to take them to the swans on the ornamental waters, and they went to walk in the hot-houses, where strange plants, bristling with hairs, rose in pyramids under hanging vases, whence, as from over-filled nests of serpents, fell long green cords interlacing.
said the Professor, in something of the manner of the French general, pointing out the pyramids to his army.
Great was his joy on discovering the prince advancing towards that face of the pyramid on which was engraved, "Whoever travels this road will probably never return."
In my own experience, I gave a small piece from the Great Pyramid of Egypt to a psychometrist who was uneducated and who knew nothing of ancient Egypt or its history.
They had made a pyramid from alternating layers of Double Happiness cigarette packs and empty coffee cups.
But, instead of forming a pyramid by mounting each other's shoulders, the artists were to group themselves on top of the noses.