Egyption History & Travel - 2010

The Chephren Pyramid

Chephren's pyramid is 450 ft. high and its base length is 708 ft. Its angle slope is a little steeper than 53 degrees. Its most characteristic feature is the cap of casing stones which has remained in place over the centuries. It allows us the clearest depiction of how the pyramids covered in casing stones would have looked in ancient times. This pyramid looks taller than the Great Pyramid but that is because it is built upon bedrock 33 ft. higher than that of Khufu's monumental pyramid.

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