Bent Pyramid History
The Bent Pyramid was one of the first Pyramids to be ever built in ancient Egyptian history. It was built by “Pharaoh Sneferu“, father of Khufu the builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza in 2600 BC during the 4th dynasty and was known as “The Southern Shining Pyramid”. It is constructed in the desert on the west bank of the Nile, 40 km “25 mi” south of Cairo in the city of Dahshur.
Why is the Bent Pyramid Bent?
The pyramid is called bent due to miscalculations & engineering problems regarding the structure and the limestone blocks which led to the weight of the entire pyramid being distributed inappropriately which resulted in the bottom section has of the angle of 45 degrees while the top half has the inclination of 43 degrees causing the structure to be known as “The Bent Pyramid“.
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