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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Dahshūr (Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.coverage.spatialSite: Meidum (Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.creatorUnknownen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-05T20:12:54Z
dc.date.available2007-09-05T20:12:54Z
dc.identifier112610en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/21094en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptiondiagram, drawing comparing angles and sekeds in the Pyramids of Snefru: Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid, and Meidum Pyramiden_US
dc.format.extentheight: 105 m, height: 344 feeten_US
dc.format.extentheight: 90 m, circumference: 144.5 men_US
dc.format.extentheight: 104 men_US
dc.format.mediumlimestoneen_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.relation.ispartof125021en_US
dc.relation.ispartof131135en_US
dc.relation.ispartof126720en_US
dc.subjectDesertsen_US
dc.subjectRoyaltyen_US
dc.subjectEgypt --Antiquitiesen_US
dc.subjectNecropolisesen_US
dc.subjectSaharaen_US
dc.subjectReligious architectureen_US
dc.subjectSepulchral monumentsen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture, Ancient --Egypten_US
dc.subjectSneferu, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectPyramids --Egypten_US
dc.subjectMeidum Pyramid (Egypt)en_US
dc.subjectSlope (mathematics)en_US
dc.subjectAngles (mathematics)en_US
dc.subjectGeometryen_US
dc.subjectMathematicsen_US
dc.subjectAngles (mathematics)en_US
dc.titleBent Pyramid of Sneferu at Dahshuren_US
dc.title.alternativeMeidum Pyramiden_US
dc.title.alternativeMaidum Pyramiden_US
dc.title.alternativeMaydum Pyramiden_US
dc.title.alternativeRed Pyramiden_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.accessAll rights reserveden_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstructionen_US
vra.worktypePyramid (tomb)en_US
dc.contributor.displayEgyptian (ancient)en_US


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