He was buried in a type of tomb known as a Mastaba - a name that comes The very first pyramid in Egypt was built for King Zoser (Djoser) around BC. As others have said, there are over pyramids throughout Egypt. The most famous are the Pyramids of Giza. There are actually 9 pyramids at Giza, three big ones. This list presents the vital statistics of the pyramids listed in chronological order, when available. Pharaoh, Ancient name, Modern name, Dynasty, Site, Base. It remained the tallest building in the world for more than four millennia. Khufu's successor may have been Khafre Greek: Pyramids were only part of mortuary complexes built for the pharaoh's afterlife. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. In ancient times they were included among the Seven Wonders of the World.