Snefru Bent Pyramid
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|Snefru's Bent Pyramid|
Base : 602'(184m) square
Height : 344'(105m)
Mass : 3.6 million tones
Inclination :5 3 ْ 27' base
34 ْ 22' 44" top
This Pyramid has a unique shape. Its lower half is built at a considerably steeper angle than the top .
Who built this Pyramid ?
As is the case in the prior three pyramids , this pyramid is again totally void of any markings. This pyramid was attributed to King Snefru (2575-2551B.C) , based on a reference to his name in the nearby temple .
Why are there two angles of inclination for his pyramid ?
Without and unsporting evidence m some think that the two angles were caused by chance in plan .
What are the unique features about this Snefru's Bent Pyramid ?
the evidence inside the Bent Pyramid leads us to conclude that its unique double angle was a deliberately planned design .
The deliberate design us evident in the system of the internal rooms , The Bent pyramid alone has a double-angled profile and two totally separate sets of rooms m, one entrance on the customary north side , pointing to the polar stare , and a second entrance on the west side .
The early stages of construction reflected hat these separate entrances , corridors , and underground rooms were part of the original plan.
The emphasis upon a dual purpose or dual symbolism for this pyramid seems more reasonable than attempting to explain it as yet another change of plan .
What is inside the pyramid ?
The descending passage from the northern entrance is 3'-7" (1.1m) high . Again , like Meidum , the passage is too small for any person to walk up straight ,and it also point ti the polar star .
The polar passageway leads to two internal rooms, which have corbel roofs , There is no trace of a stone chest or of a burial taking place in either room .
A second passage connects the upper room with an opening high up in the western face of the pyramid, .This passageway is also 3'-7"(1.1m) high,which is too small for standing up .
Yes , the blocks range from small to huge . Such a variety in sizes provides for better interlocking , which ensures the stability of the structure .
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