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Bent Pyramid

General Information

Completion: 2590 B.C.
Status: in ruins

Project Type

Structure: Pyramid
Material: Masonry structure

Location

Location: ,
Coordinates: 29° 47' 24.00" N    31° 12' 34.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 189 m
height 105 m
length 189 m

Materials

building structure stone

Notes

During construction of this first real pyramid, the ground settlements were so great that the inclination of the pyramid had to be changed half-way to 44°. The settlements did have effects on the interior structure too so that in the end the pyramid could not be used as a tomb for Snofru.

Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20004730
  • Date created
    30/08/2002
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014