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Mysteriously this pyramid started at one angle approx. This odd arrangement provides this pyramid with a distinctive and unique appearance.
At a height of about At this point a supporting girdle was added to the bottom courses resulting in a new base length of With this angle the pyramid was then built up to about a height of approx.
Within this lower segments the blocks were laid with the blocks sloping inward as in previous pyramids. At this height a curious change occurred. This resulted in a marked bend and its present day appearance.
Some experts contend that this change in angle was due to continuing structural problems as evidenced by additional cracking and displacement. Within some of the chambers there are cedar wooden beams which may have been placed to support the chamber from instability.
Others speculate that the sudden death of the king may have been the motivation for this sudden change. Most agree with the first theory because it is also believed that the next pyramid that we will examine, the Red Pyramid, was began at the same time as this sudden change in angle.
This pyramid boasts of the most intact casing of any pyramid in Egypt. Although parts of the casing are crumbling away, this pyramid gives the best idea of the sparkling brilliance that the pyramids of Egypt had before their casings were stripped away. Mostly these casings were removed and the limestone from these casings were used to build many other structures in Egypt.
Even with the abundance of remaining casing stones there is still considerable crumbling of the casing. This is most evident at the corners and the upper portions of the pyramid. Although the body of Sneferu has not been found and may have been disposed of long ago by thieves, some experts theorize that Sneferu may have been buried in this pyramid.
Others contend that he was buried in the Red Pyramid to the north, using the evidence of scattered remains that were found there, believed to be possibly those of Sneferu. George Johnson has proposed that the original burial of the wife of Sneferu, Queen Hetepheres, was within the lower chamber in the Bent Pyramid.
He purports that her burial was desecrated by her own burial workmen. This was discovered and the remains of her burial were transferred to Giza.
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Jul 09, · When Pharaoh Khufu set out to trump his father’s pyramid at Meidum he set the bar higher than would ever be achieved again. Either way, the perfecting of the pyramidal form, from the step pyramid design to the flat-sided Red Pyramid, occurred during Hemienu’s lifetime.
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