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Pg 7.11 1.) This oddly shaped pyramid, which appears to be older than the North Pyramid at the same site, was the first pyramid to leave the step pyramid pattern, but was intended as a true pyramid. It was a grandiose project, and if it had been completed to specifications, it would have been the largest pyramid in Egypt. However, during its construction when it was around 2/3 of its planned height, the architects suddenly decided to reduce the inclination of the angles from 10º (54º 27’ 44” to 43º 22’). This consequently took 23.5 meters from its projected height. Nevertheless it is still the fourth largest pyramid in Egypt (Khufu, Red Pyramid and Khafre). Theories: height altered because of the unexpected death of the king (Ludwig Borchardt). A more likely cause is that the architects noted signs of collapse in the vaults of the inner chambers and thus decided to lighten the weight. •Also has two entrances, one on the north and the other on the west (one deemed unsafe and blocked). 3.) LOOKING NORTH — Left, Khufu; Right, Khafre. Height 146.6 m Side 230.37 m Angle 51-50-40 Est. Volume 2,521,000 CU M Also known as the Great Pyramid, this pyramid was built by King Khufu, the son of Sneferu. He is also known as Cheops through the writings of Herodotus (ruled 23
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course AR 100 taught by Professor Danti during the Spring '09 term at BU.

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