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Bent Pyramid of Sneferu at Dahshur

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Dahshūr (Upper Egypt, Egypt) en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Site: Meidum (Upper Egypt, Egypt) en_US
dc.creator Unknown en_US 2007-09-05T20:12:54Z 2007-09-05T20:12:54Z
dc.identifier 112610 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description The oldest pyramid is that of King Sneferu (reg c. 2575–c. 2551 bc), which is the first to have been designed from the start as a true pyramid. The angle of its sides was decreased halfway up, giving it a rhomboidal appearance, hence its name of Bent Pyramid. Inside the pyramid is a complicated system of corridors and portcullises, and some inner chambers have high, corbelled ceilings. Reliefs in the pyramid’s valley temple depict processions of female figures representing Sneferu’s estates throughout the country. The pyramid is still in very good condition, retaining most of its outer casing. en_US
dc.description diagram, drawing comparing angles and sekeds in the Pyramids of Snefru: Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid, and Meidum Pyramid en_US
dc.format.extent height: 105 m, height: 344 feet en_US
dc.format.extent height: 90 m, circumference: 144.5 m en_US
dc.format.extent height: 104 m en_US
dc.format.medium limestone en_US
dc.format.medium stone en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 125021 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 131135 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 126720 en_US
dc.subject Deserts en_US
dc.subject Royalty en_US
dc.subject Egypt --Antiquities en_US
dc.subject Necropolises en_US
dc.subject Sahara en_US
dc.subject Religious architecture en_US
dc.subject Sepulchral monuments en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Ancient --Egypt en_US
dc.subject Sneferu, King of Egypt en_US
dc.subject Pyramids --Egypt en_US
dc.subject Meidum Pyramid (Egypt) en_US
dc.subject Slope (mathematics) en_US
dc.subject Angles (mathematics) en_US
dc.subject Geometry en_US
dc.subject Mathematics en_US
dc.subject Angles (mathematics) en_US
dc.title Bent Pyramid of Sneferu at Dahshur en_US
dc.title.alternative Meidum Pyramid en_US
dc.title.alternative Maidum Pyramid en_US
dc.title.alternative Maydum Pyramid en_US
dc.title.alternative Red Pyramid en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.rights.access All rights reserved en_US
vra.culturalContext Egyptian (ancient) en_US
vra.technique construction en_US
vra.worktype Pyramid (tomb) en_US
dc.contributor.display Egyptian (ancient) en_US

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