The Pyramids at the Giza plateau in ancient Egypt are considered by many to be the most incredible ancient. Pyramids of Giza including a map and Pyramid List. Although largely associated exclusively with Egypt, the pyramid shape was first used in ancient Mesopotamia in the mud-brick structures known as ziggurats. A History of Western Architecture 4th ed. This step pyramid consisted of last grand slam stacked mastabas. The adobe brick pyramids Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna are constructed at Moche, capital of the Moche civilization. Sign up for more! He claimed that the Pyramids at Giza were manufactured by leagues ofmen, which varied month-to-month, for a period of 20 years.