"Pyramids" is a general travel term referring to a large number of man-made structures with similar characteristics, namely, an expansive rectangular base, with sides tapering to a point above the centre of the base.
While many people usually associate them with the ancient cultures of Egypt and Central America, the pyramids, both ancient and modern, can be found at a variety of locations around the globe, including:
- Paris/1st arrondissement (central Paris) — the Louvre Museum is home to the most famous modern pyramid, built in glass and steel
- Rome/Aventino-Testaccio — the Italian capital has a famous steep-sided pyramid, built as an ancient cenotaph for a nobleman's tomb
- Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Pyramid — a dive site in South Africa, marked by and named for a pointed rock above it
- Pyramid Lake — a lake in the US state of Nevada, named after a pyramid-like limestone formation that emerges from its waters
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