The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid -shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. As of November , sources cite either or as the number of. The most famous pyramids are the Egyptian pyramids — huge structures built of brick or stone, some of which are among the world's Ancient monuments · Mesopotamia · Greece · Mesoamerica. Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. By comparison, Egyptian pyramids of similar height generally had foundation footprints that were at least five times larger and were inclined at.