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Parts of a Pyramid
Pyramid Base and Apex
A pyramid is made by connecting a base to an apex
Types of Pyramids

There are many types of Pyramids, and they are named after the shape of their base.

  Pyramid Base  
Triangular Pyramid Triangle
Square Pyramid Square

Pentagonal Pyramid
Right vs Oblique Pyramid

This tells you where the top (apex) of the pyramid is. If the apex is directly above the center of the base, then it is a Right Pyramid, otherwise it is an Oblique Pyramid.

Right Pyramid Oblique Pyramid
Right Pyramid Oblique Pyramid

Regular vs Irregular Pyramid

This tells us about the shape of the base. If the base is then it is a Regular Pyramid, otherwise it is an Irregular Pyramid.

Regular Pyramid Irregular Pyramid
Regular Pyramid Irregular Pyramid
Square Irregular Ploygon
Base is Regular Base is Irregular

Area and Volume

Pyramid Perimeter and Height  

The Volume of a Pyramid

  • 1/3 × [Base Area] × Height

The Surface Area of a Pyramid

When all side faces are the same:

  • [Base Area] + 1/2 × Perimeter × [Slant Length]

When side faces are different:

  • [Base Area] + [Lateral Area]

Notes On Surface Area

The Surface Area has two parts: the area of the base (the Base Area), and the area of the side faces (the Lateral Area).

For Base Area :

It depends on the shape, there are different formulas for triangle, square,

For Lateral Area :

When all the side faces are the same:

  • Just multiply the perimeter by the "slant length" and divide by 2. This is because the side faces are always triangles and the triangle formula is "base times height divided by 2"

But if the side faces are different (such as an "irregular" pyramid) then add up the area of each triangular shape to find the total lateral area.


The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt.

There are 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008.Most were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods.

The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The earliest among these is the Pyramid of Djoser (constructed 2630 BCE–2611 BCE) which was built during the third dynasty. This pyramid and its surrounding complex were designed by the architect Imhotep, and are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental structures constructed of dressed masonry. The estimate of the number of workers to build the pyramids range from a few thousand, twenty thousand, and up to 100,000.

The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the largest structures ever built. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.

Pyramid power refers to alleged supernaturalor properties of the ancient Egyptian pyramids and objects of similar shape. With this power, model pyramids are said to preserve foods, sharpen or maintain the sharpneses of razor blades, improve health (some people "were so energized that they could not cope with the dynamo effects they experienced"), function "as a thought-form incubator,


According to Flanagan, pyramids with the exact relative dimensions of Egyptian pyramids act as "an effective resonator of randomly polarized microwave signals which can be converted into electrical energy."

Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, British Columbia built a 4-story replica of the Great Pyramid, alleged by the winery to improve the quality of wine aged within it.

Other Pyramids Research

Dr. Alexander Golod, PhD. has been doing Russian pyramid research in the former Soviet Union since 1990. This research involved the construction of over twenty large pyramids in 8 different locations in Russia and the Ukraine. The pyramids were built in many places including Moscow, Astrakhan, Sochi, Zoporozhye, Voronezh, Belgorod, the Tver Region, Krasnodar, Tolyatti, Uzbekistan, and France.

Some of the scientific results of previous studies with Pyramids built by Alexander Golod show:

  • The Immune system of organisms increased upon exposure in the pyramid (Scientific Research Institute named by Mechnikov, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences);
  • Specific properties of medicines increase with decreasing side effects after exposure in the Pyramid (SRI of Virology named by Ivanovskiy, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences);
  • Agricultural seeds placed in the pyramid showed a 30-100% increase in yield;
  • Russian military radar detected an energy column above the Pyramids built by Alexander Golod which is thought to have repaired the Ozone layer in Russia (the same can be done for example in Australia);
  • The pathogenic strength of different viruses and bacteria becomes less with exposure in the pyramid;
  • The amount of radioactivity becomes less after exposure in the pyramid.
  • there are reports of spontaneous charging of capacitors
  • physicists observed significant changes in superconductivity temperature thresholds and in the properties of semi-conducting and carbon nano materials.
  • water inside the pyramid will remain liquid to minus 40 degrees Celsius but freeze instantly if jostled or bumped in any way.

In Blizhnii Bereznik, a town situated in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia, the local council ordered a complex of pyramids be constructed to treat well water that was contaminated by strontium and other heavy metals. The project was a success. Similarly, in a town called Krasnogorskoe, near Moscow, a single pyramid was built to desalinate the water—apparently successfully.

Other Experiments

Blunted razor blades will spontaneously sharpen again when placed in a pyramid as the crystalline structure is regenerated by the harnessed energy.Drbal first discovered this effect (apparently in the late 1950s), and then attempted to patent and market his pyramid as a device that would re-sharpen blunted razor blades. Initially, however, the patent office in Prague refused to grant Drbal his patent, and it wasn’t until their chief scientist built a model for himself and got the same results that they finally did. Thus, in 1959, Drbal was awarded a Czech patent for his Cheops Pyramid Razor Blade Sharpener (Patent No. 91304), and a factory then began producing miniature cardboard pyramids. By 1973, they were being made with styrofoam.

Drbal was further vindicated in 2001, when Dr. V. Krasnoholovets showed with scanning-electron microscope photography that the molecular structure of the edge of a razor blade was being altered over a period of thirty days within a small pyramid-like structure dubbed a “resonator.” Essentially, it was a small, glass A-frame structure with a base of 20 cm and a height of 12.7 cm, oriented East to West.

The team of Prof. A.G. Antonov from the Russian R&D Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology tested the effects of a placebo solution of 40% glucose in distilled water after it had been stored in a pyramid. By administering only 1 ml of the glucose to 20 different prematurely born infant patients with seriously compromised immune systems, their levels of health were seen to increase rapidly up to practically normal values. The researchers furthermore established that the glucose was not necessary (it has no medicinal properties anyway), as the same effect could be produced by simply using 1 ml of ordinary water that had been stored in the pyramid.

"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur