The Egyptian Pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped structures built in Egypt. 138 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt as of 2008. Most of the pyramids were built during the third dynasty. Pyramids are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental structures constructed of dressed masonry. The best known pyramids in Egypt are found at Giza, just outside of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the largest structures ever built. The Pyramid of Khufu is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still exists.
The shape of pyramids in ancient Egypt is thought to represent the primordial mound from which Ancient Egyptians believed the earth was created. The shape is also thought to represent the descending rays of the sun. Most pyramids were faced with polished, highly reflective white limestone, to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance.
Cold Cast is a modern method of casting sculptures using a mixture of resin and powdered polymer materials. The finished sculpture has a surface which looks very similar to traditionally cast material, but tends to be much lighter.