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IMG_0629 by Chris Irie on Flickr.

IMG_0629 by Chris Irie on Flickr.

Khufu’s Tomb by Matt Champlin on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The Great Pyramid at Giza surrounded by ruins of the larger Giza funerary complex.

Khufu’s Tomb by Matt Champlin on Flickr.

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The Great Pyramid at Giza surrounded by ruins of the larger Giza funerary complex.

The Giza Sphinx at Sunset by Matt Champlin on Flickr.
Sudanese surprise by gordontour on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Pyramids near Bagrawiyah, northern Sudan. This was the area of Meroë, the ancient capital of Kush.
Some details at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagrawiyah

Sudanese surprise by gordontour on Flickr.

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Pyramids near Bagrawiyah, northern Sudan. This was the area of Meroë, the ancient capital of Kush.

Some details at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagrawiyah

IMG_0289 by Chris Irie on Flickr.

IMG_0289 by Chris Irie on Flickr.

Pyramids 2 by scumbelina23 on Flickr.

Pyramids 2 by scumbelina23 on Flickr.

Tall column by scumbelina23 on Flickr.
The Bent Pyramid, Dahshur, Egypt by Adam Hallyburton (Stories in Stills Photography) on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The Bent Pyramid is unique for two reasons. The first is the angle change. There are two theories for this change. The first is that the builders may have gotten tired and wanted to reduce the volume and to finish faster. Another is that when the pyramid at Maidoun collapsed, the architect lost his nerve and changed the angle. The angle at Maidoun was 52 degrees as is the base of the Bent Pyramid. At the bend, the angle is changed to 43.5 degrees up to the peak. 
The second reason is that it has two entrances. The first is in the middle of the northern side and is about 12m above the ground. It leads to the upper chamber. The second entrance is on the western side and is just above the ground. It leads to the lower chamber. The floors of both chambers were built 4m deep with small stone blocks.

The Bent Pyramid, Dahshur, Egypt by Adam Hallyburton (Stories in Stills Photography) on Flickr.

Via Flickr:

The Bent Pyramid is unique for two reasons. The first is the angle change. There are two theories for this change. The first is that the builders may have gotten tired and wanted to reduce the volume and to finish faster. Another is that when the pyramid at Maidoun collapsed, the architect lost his nerve and changed the angle. The angle at Maidoun was 52 degrees as is the base of the Bent Pyramid. At the bend, the angle is changed to 43.5 degrees up to the peak.

The second reason is that it has two entrances. The first is in the middle of the northern side and is about 12m above the ground. It leads to the upper chamber. The second entrance is on the western side and is just above the ground. It leads to the lower chamber. The floors of both chambers were built 4m deep with small stone blocks.

GIZA, EGYPT - The Great Pyramids/ ГИЗА, ЕГИПЕТ - Великие Пирамиды by Miami Love 1 on Flickr.
Egypt, April 2009 by samthetax on Flickr.Via Flickr:
The Red Pyramid, the first successful attempt to build a true pyramid.

Egypt, April 2009 by samthetax on Flickr.

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The Red Pyramid, the first successful attempt to build a true pyramid.