The Southern Shinning Pyramid

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Height 105m
Base 188m
Volume 1,237,040 cu. m
Slope 54° 27", 44" 43° 22'
Dynasty 4
Satellite Pyramids (1)
Queens Pyramids (0)
Ruled 24 years

Sneferu's South (Bent) Pyramid


The southwest corner of Sneferu's bent pyramid. As you can see, most the casing stones are still intact. Although the core stones were laid in regular pattern, the blocks were not of the same size, and large gaps exist between many blocks.

Detail of the southwest corner. The casing stones are clearly inclined, and the haphazard placement of the core stones is quite evident.

Another view of the southwest corner.