|Sakkara Step pyramid as a sample for what was discovered|
First, the Edfu pyramid and its six counterparts were likely symbols of royal power. The king ruled from Memphis, near modern Cairo. These engineered mounds of stone would have served to remind people in the provinces who was really in charge of their lives, and that Egypt was a unified political state. Second, the provincial pyramids may have been places where people worshipped the king, who was believed to be a living god.